Will Rob Kardashian Make an Appearance in Hulu's 'The Kardashians'? Showrunner Says ... (EXCLUSIVE)

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Jul. 13 2023, Updated 8:41 p.m. ET

Rob Kardashian at the 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on May 25, 2013
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Keeping up With the Kardashians was one of those reality shows that popped during the golden age of reality TV and somehow stood the test of time. Sadly, the E! series came to an end in 2021, but fear not!

In April 2022, Hulu premiered a documentary-style series aptly titled, The Kardashians, which continues to follow the famous family, including their business ventures, relationships, and everyday drama-filled lives.

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While fans have been continuing to keep up with our favorite TV family, one question has been on fans' minds: Will Rob Kardashian appear in The Kardashians? The beloved Kardashian brother isn't a major player in the show and fans miss him. They watched him in the early seasons of the original E! network show.

Although Rob didn't make an appearance in Season 1 or 2, Season 3 is its own game. During Season 2 filming, showrunner Danielle King exclusively teased more information about whether Rob would be part of the show.

Rob and Kourtney Kardashian hugging and smiling
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Does Rob appear in 'The Kardashians' on Hulu?

The Hulu press release for The Kardashians didn't list Rob as part of the cast, only naming his sisters and the iconic mom-ager herself, Kris Jenner.

While nothing is for certain, Danielle wasn't confident that Rob would be popping back up. For Season 2, she explained, "My instinct would be to say no ... but you never know."

A source previously told Hollywood Life that Rob opted not to appear in The Kardashians in order to maintain privacy for himself and his daughter, Dream Kardashian.

By the time Season 3 rolled around, that "you never know" turned into an "it is happening." On July 13, 2023, Rob made his debut on the show for, ironically, the same daughter he was trying to stay private for. In the episode, he calls up his sister, Khloe, and asks for help planning Dream's birthday party.

Apparently, Dream has a perfect party fantasy in her head. "She wants a butterfly dress," Rob told Khloe. "She wants pink braids in her hair, so I'll get her hair braided and her nails done."

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How is 'The Kardashians' different from 'Keeping up With the Kardashians'?

According to the press release, The Kardashians is all about "the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses" and "the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs." Although it doesn't sound much different from Keeping up With the Kardashians, the Hulu series focuses more on the individual lives of each Kardashian-Jenner family member.

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Much like the original E! series, The Kardashians films the good, the bad, and OMG moments, like Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian's engagement. Needless to say, Danielle has plenty of source material to work with.

In fact, she told Distractify that she simply "follows their lead" when it comes to filming personal moments and what they want to show.

"They're not only the people that are sharing their lives, but they're also executive producers on the show," she said. "They share just about everything, but they do have boundaries. And, you know, we will have conversations about certain things in their lives, but I always defer to them."

You can stream new episodes of The Kardashians on Hulu.

Reporting by: Gabrielle Bernardini

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