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As rivalry and conflict builds up in 'Selling Sunset', Netflix announces a new spinoff series, 'Selling Tampa'. Could the new series bring even more drama?

Will all the drama in ‘Selling Tampa’ outshine ‘Selling Sunset’?

More tea than Selling Sunset? Is that even possible? As we look forward to the release of Selling Tampa, we have to wonder: will this spinoff succeed? Could it outshine its previous series, Selling Sunset, because of all the drama in Sunset’s episodes?

What exactly is Selling Sunset, and where will its upcoming show, Selling Tampa, take audiences? Let’s dissect this luxurious yet drama-filled reality TV series a bit more, then discuss the new series Selling Tampa.

What is Selling Sunset?

Selling Sunset is a reality television series by Adam DiVello. He’s well known for creating hit reality TV series, and first did so for MTV, but later created his own company, Done & Done Productions. And so, Selling Sunset was born and went to Netflix.

The series follows a group of women who work as real estate agents for the Oppenheim Group. They sell classy houses to rich clients, offering a luxury lifestyle to those wanting it. As they face new clients and sign agreements, personal conflicts arise between them. Drama is never absent at the Oppenheim Group.

When Selling Sunset was first released, critics weren’t pleased by it. But audiences seemed to enjoy it because it has gotten three more seasons since it came out in 2019. And this year, it even got a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. However, things seem to be falling apart on Selling Sunset. What exactly happened, and where does Selling Tampa come in? Let’s find out.

Selling Sunset’s latest drama

In the newest season of Selling Sunset, Christine Quinn & Mary Fitzgerald have been in conflict. Quinn had a rivalry with the newest member of the cast, Emma Hernan, and Quinn started rejecting Fitzgerald, who had previously been her friend. This resulted in a rift between Quinn & Fitzgerald.

But wait, there’s more. On December 7th, 2021, Quinn discussed how she feels about being the “villain” of Selling Sunset. Speaking to Laverne Cox at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, Quinn said it was “exhausting even for me” to experience so much “drama” but that “I live for it. I love being the villain and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Just a few days later, one of the other stars of Selling Sunset, Maya Vander, claimed that the entire show was “manipulated & edited”. She broke this news on the Domenick Nati Show, saying that, “[T]hey can create a sentence and make it look like I said something. It is pretty clever & interesting to watch. . . It is part of being in a reality show. You take the chance and you are at the mercy of the producers.”

That’s pretty intense. With that much drama, it might be hard for Selling Sunset to bounce back. . . Luckily, that’s where the new show, Selling Tampa, comes in.

The upcoming release of Selling Tampa

Selling Tampa is set to be a new take on similarly stunning real estate agents. From the creators of Selling Sunset, the new series follows agents in a different company. Allure Realty is a Black real estate firm, selling beautiful houses in the Tampa Bay area. 

Sharelle Rosado runs the place, and according to the trailer, she wanted “empowered women” working at her company. Thus, we are introduced to a new, diverse cast of fabulous women.

The trailer also shows plenty of the “drama” Selling Sunset is known for. The realtors argue with each other; one cries on the phone because she feels overwhelmed; Rosado tells her team that if they want to leave, they are free to. It’s everything that viewers of the first series are very familiar with.

Where does that leave us?

We don’t know much about what Selling Tampa has to offer. But its trailer promises everything viewers of Selling Sunset want and more. It could easily surpass the previous series and bring in a new audience of fans — if it plays its cards right.

And a fresh start could be good for the series. A new show means clean slates, and no deeply rooted relationships — at least, not yet. So it could be refreshing for Selling Sunset viewers to experience.

Season one of Selling Tampa is set to come out on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021. We can’t wait to see what this new series has to offer — and what drama will unfold. Will you be watching Selling Tampa? Let us know in the comments below!

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