In a surprising move by Bunim-Murray Productions, the cast of The Real World: Las Vegas will be reunited to film a reunion series that will last six episodes. MM Agency reports that Alton, Arissa, Brynn, Frank, Irulan, Steven and Trishelle have all been contracted to reunite to live for three weeks in the very same suite that they lived in five years ago. Last week, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that production and the Palms were in negotiations to return the seven to their former digs.
For clarification purposes, this is not considered to be the 19th or 20th season of The Real World. The 19th season of the Real World is scheduled to be set in Sydney, while the 20th season is currently in its initial casting phases. Perhaps, this may be an entirely different series, as BMP was attempting to reunite the Austin cast before the Las Vegas cast ultimately became free.
Filming begins Monday, April 16 in the Palms Hotel/Casino on the 28th floor. This cast is known for changing the face of the Real World. Their antics on the show caused the show to gain a reputation for hard partying and quite a few irresponsible situations (IE. pregnancy scare, fork-throwing incident). It should be interesting as the dynamics between the cast has changed dramatically since they left the Palms five years ago. Here's a quick update on the cast:
Alton: He dated Irulan for three years and they both moved to Los Angeles together. Alton appeared on the Gauntlet and Kill Reality with Irulan, he also appeared on the Gauntlet II shortly after the break-up. He won on the Gauntlet II. Alton also appears on the upcoming Inferno III. Alton moved back to San Diego shortly after breaking up with Irulan.
Arissa: She moved to Las Vegas shortly after filming ended. There, she was married to a bodyguard she met in Vegas, but the relationship fell apart when Arissa agreed to be a part of the Battle of the Sexes II. Arissa made it to the final three women, but ultimately lost to the men. Her appearance on Battle of the Sexes II caused some friction amongst her former castmembers. Alton, Irulan and Steven all claimed to have some issues with Arissa on the now defunct Fishbowl.com, as they claimed that she was fake.
Brynn: Brynn moved back to Portland after the series ended and began to seriously date Austin. The two were eventually married and had a son, Halen together. Brynn is still living in Portland.
Frank: Frank moved to Los Angeles after filming ended. (If you remember, he, Trishelle, and Steven traveled to Los Angeles so Frank could interview at UCLA.) He attended the Anderson School of Business and then appeared on the Battle of the Sexes II. There, he began a brief relationship with Angela (Extreme), which he didn't like the way in which it was portrayed. The experience left Frank disillusioned with Challenges and he has reportedly said that he never wanted to do a Challenge again.
Irulan: Moved to Los Angeles with Alton and they dated for three years. She appeared on the Gauntlet, but lost near the end, while Alton stayed on to win. They broke up and Irulan hasn't been heard from since.
Steven: Steven appeared on Battle of the Sexes II. He was kicked off after he slapped Shane (Campus Crawl) for talking during a silent mission. He was the host of a radio show over on the Fishbowl for a couple of months, where he claimed that he would never do another Challenge again after being kicked off for slapping Shane. After the Fishbowl went belly up, he hasn't been heard from.
Trishelle: Moved to Los Angeles and appeared on the Gauntlet and Inferno. She began dating The Miz (Back to New York) during the Challenges and she left the Inferno on a sour note after being berated by Coral (Back to New York). Hasn't done a Challenge since. She moved on to pursue a variety of different projects. She hosted the radio show on Fishbowl for a short time before Steven, then she moved onto doing movies and television. She won Reality Fear Factor with The Miz. She appeared on the Lingerie Bowl several times. She also had parts in various movies such as The Dukes of Hazzard 2 and scored a lead role in the upcoming Ninja Cheerleaders.
The series should be good. We'll let you know more information as more becomes available.