After devouring the first season of Bling Empire, which hit Netflix on Jan. 15, you're probably dreaming of renting out Rodeo Drive for your next event or wearing diamonds while practicing yoga in your giant, Los Angeles home. Or, at the very least, you're wondering whether Bling Empire will get a Season 2 on Netflix. Thanks to the fascinating cast, plethora of drama, and a shocking amount of opulence, there's high demand for more episodes.
The eight-episode first season was actually inspired by the movie Crazy Rich Asians, which was based on the book trilogy by Kevin Kwan. On Jan. 15, executive producer Jeff Jenkins (who also produced Keeping Up With the Kardashians) told OprahMag.com: "When I saw that movie I, like every other reality television producer in town, thought, 'This would be a great reality show.''' And so, Bling Empire was born.
The series, which was actually filmed back in 2019, follows a group of ultra-wealthy Asian American friends based Los Angeles. They spend their free time doing things like jetting off to Paris in private jets and spending thousands of dollars on jewelry, just on a whim.
Warning: Bling Empire Season 1 spoilers to follow. Since Season 1 ended with quite a few cliffhangers, fans are eagerly waiting for Netflix to pick the show up for a second season. The final episode of Season 1 ended with most of the friend group experiencing life-changing events. Perhaps most notably, Kim Lee learned her estranged biological father had passed away two years prior after her pals Kevin Kreider and Kane Lim did some digging. Kim thanked Kevin at Cherie Chan's 100 Day Celebration for her baby, which led to a majorly flirty moment between the two of them (despite Kevin lusting after Kelly Mi Li all season).
Speaking of Kelly, although she said things were over with her-on-again, off-again boyfriend Andrew Gray, she ended up back at his place at the end of the season, and there's a lot of evidence indicating they could still be together now.
Basically, a Season 2 needs to happen because viewers (hi, it me) have so many questions. Unfortunately, as of Jan. 20, there hasn't been word as to whether the show will be renewed. The execs at Netflix usually take at least a few weeks to decide what to do with new shows, so fans should expect to hang tight for a bit — especially since the series takes place in L.A., which is a major COVID-19 hotspot at the moment. Still, since Bling Empire has been such a hit so far, it definitely has potential to become the next great reality series, should it get renewed down the line.
Bling Empire Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.