Lisa Vanderpump didn’t come to play. Hulu has released the first trailer for the new reality show from Real Housewives alum, Villa Vanderpumpwhich teases 10 drama-filled episodes from Vanderpump’s French estate, Chateau Rosabelle.
“I personally selected each of you from some of the best restaurants, bars, and kitchens,” Vanderpump says in the trailer, before introducing the rules to new hires in the first episode. The show is expected to premiere in spring 2024.
The trailer shows horse-drawn carriages and handsome men and women making beds and preparing drinks to the tune of Fergie’s “Glamorous” before Vanderpump appears on screen in all her matriarchal glory.
“I know you all know how to serve, but this is France. So let’s talk about expectations… Why do you look so scared? she asks a new employee, before adding: “You can do whatever you want behind the scenes, but when you’re with the guests, don’t be careless.” »
It was previously unknown whether Vanderpump would take on an on-camera role, but the trailer appears to show that the entrepreneur will help steer the ship during the “unscripted docu-drama.” (That’s the term Hulu uses to describe the reality show, while a press release calls it a collision of “decadence and debauchery.”)
Villa staff include events coordinator Stephen Alsvig, executive chef Anthony Bar, mixologist Telly Hall, castle manager Eric Funderwhite and waitress Priscila Ferrari.
“From fireworks-filled offerings and lavish events at the Chateau to incredible excursions and scandalous showdowns in the French countryside, every day at the Chateau continually brings heartfelt, humorous and passionate moments from staff and guests alike. guests,” teases a description of the show.
A casting call for the show sought food and beverage professionals, including chefs, mixologists, housekeepers, gourmet servers, event managers, coordinators and assistants. The casting was looking for those who were able to “satisfy all the extravagant desires of their wealthy guests in the French countryside”, according to Variety.
Villa Vanderpump is produced by Vanderpump and produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, with Entertainment 360.
Hulu announced the show in June after Vanderpump RulesSeason 10 ended with record audiences thanks to #Scandoval – the revealed affair between Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss. The reality series has been renewed for an 11th season, scheduled to air on January 30. Sandoval and Ariana Madix are back, but not Leviss.