The new season of Southern Charm premieres on Bravo May 15 and, based on the trailer that was just released, we’re in for yet another season that’s heavy on the drama and very light on the “charm.”
In the first Season 6 sneak peek, viewers get but a few seconds of calm before the down-south shenanigans begin, starting with an apparent Craig Conover/Shep Rose feud—not a huge surprise to longtime viewers of the show who have watched these two teeter the line between bromance and frenemies for years.
In a much more surprising part of the clip, we learn that Kathryn Dennis and Whitney Sudler-Smith allegedly rekindled their Season 1 romance (at least for a night), despite Kathryn having two kids by Whitney’s former best friend Thomas Ravenel.
Speaking of Thomas… even though he has departed from the show, viewers will still get to see the aftermath of his sexual assault allegations play out on screen this season byway of Kathryn. In the clip, Kathryn emotionally talks to Craig about Thomas’ legal issues and the potential jail time he is facing for his crimes.
“If he goes to jail, I’ll be a single mom,” she tearfully tells Craig. “It’s just overwhelming.”
The most shocking and cringe-inducing part of the preview undoubtedly comes in the form of a return that no one asked for: Ashley Jacobs. Despite announcing last year that she would not be coming back to ‘Southern Charm,’ the on-again/off-again girlfriend of Thomas apparently weaseled her way back onto the show, for what we hope to be a one-episode stint. (She is shown being hauled out of a party after showing up uninvited and trying to talk to Patricia Altschul.)
While Thomas is (thankfully) out this season, fans will get to meet a few new faces as Eliza Devereaux Limehouse joins the cast and Craig’s ex-girlfriend Naomie Olindo introduces her new boyfriend to the group.
We’ll also get to see Austen Kroll spark up a romance with someone who isn’t Chelsea Messiner, and see Chelsea open up about her own relationship—– a long-distance one that her dad doesn’t seem to be very fond of. Viewers will also get to watch as Cameran Eubanks settles into mama mode after giving birth to her daughter Palmer last season.
‘Southern Charm’ Season 6 premieres Wednesday, May 15 on Bravo. Check out the sneak peek below!