If you’re a fan of The Hills, it may not come as a total surprise that the reboot, The Hills: New Beginnings, isn’t 100 percent real. The original MTV series, which aired from 2006-2010, was known for being very edited in its later seasons, and according to Whitney Port, the news series somewhat seems to follow a similar protocol — at least when it comes to reshoots.
“It’s more basically that they filmed all the stuff and then probably in the editing they were missing certain conversations that happened off camera,” Whitney recently told AOL regarding the reshoots. “They just needed to fill in certain blanks.”
Fortunately, though, whatever the cast says is actually genuine, according to the show’s producer Lauren Weber. “Unlike her predecessors on the original, Weber doesn’t script the episodes,” a New York Times article noted about the showrunner. “She might tell the cast where to sit, but she never tells them what to say unless it’s something they want to say, then she just helps them get there.” Lauren told the outlet that they “try to bring forth what they’re thinking.”
The new series follows the lives of some of the OG cast members, while also bringing in some fresh new faces. Aside from Whitney, reality stars like Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Justin Bobby, Stephanie Pratt, Jason Wahler and Frankie Delgado are returning to the reboot. Meanwhile some of stars’ significant others will be joining the cast, as well as The O.C.’s Mischa Barton and Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s oldest son, Brandon Thomas Lee.
Unfortunately, Lauren Conrad, who was the star of the OG show, won’t be appearing on the series. On the other hand, Kristin Cavallari, who took over for Lauren when she left after the fifth season, and starred in the precedent series, Laguna Beach, is open to making a comeback someday. “Maybe next season,” the Uncommon James founder, 32, told Life & Style in January. “I know that The Hills is done shooting … It’s not up to us, unfortunately. I have a contract with E!, they have a contract with MTV, so it’s up to them.”
It looks like the rest is still unwritten!