Bling Empire’s 8-episode long 2nd season just dropped on Netflix on May 13 and united us with the absurdly glamorous and wild lifestyles of a group of Asians and Asian-Americans. It’s been a week since the release of Season 2 so looking for Bling Empire Season 3 seems ridiculous but we cannot help ourselves when it comes to the real-life version of Crazy Rich Asians.
For a reality series, Bling Empire Season 2 has been making good numbers on Netflix, having been streamed for more than 10 million hours in its 1st week. With that being said, the series does not come close to the success of shows like Selling Sunset, another Netflix reality series, whose 5th season was streamed for 28 million hours in its 1st week of release. In its 4th week in the Top 10 most-watched series on Netflix, Selling Sunset is still above Bling Empire in viewing hours.
Does this mean bad news for the show’s future or is the show already renewed for a 3rd season? Answers are below.
Bling Empire Season 3
The good news for the fans of the show is that Bling Empire is coming back for a 3rd season. The announcement was made by one of the new cast members of Season 2, Dorothy Wang, who even said that the filming was finished. What’s even more exciting is that we don’t have to wait for the new season for a whole year because Bling Empire Season 3 will most likely be on Netflix at the end of the summer.
Netflix is yet to make an official confirmation of series renewal. This is quite normal considering that the platform usually waits a few weeks to announce this kind of news. We will most likely hear from them in a couple of weeks with the details for Season 3.
Bling Empire Season 2 News
We told you it was a bit early to speak about the next season since the previous one has just been released but as we said, we cannot help ourselves when it comes to Bling Empire. It’s not too late to talk about Season 2 though.
The show’s new season had 2 new cast members: Dorothy Wang and Mimi Morris. Wang was previously on another reality show called The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. Wang’s father is Roger Wang, the head of a real estate firm that builds malls and office buildings in China. The show’s 2nd season put a lot of emphasis on Wang and the beef between her and Kane (who seemed to be beefing with everyone this season).
The other newcomer, Morris, became the richest cast member in the series with a net worth of $800 million. She is the wife of Donald Morris, the CEO of Morris Group International. MGO manufactures engineered products and has 27 locations worldwide. Despite being the richest cast member, Morris was not the focus of this season (other than her struggle to stop her husband from peeing on the toilet seat).
Bling Empire Filming Locations
Here are a few of the Bling Empire Filming Locations in LA for Season 2:
PCT Ginseng & Herbs (810 N Broadway): the place where Christine and Dorothy get their tongues examined. Christine also buys a housewarming gift for Anna here but decides to keep it for herself.
Hey Hey (1555 W Sunset Blvd.): The tea house where Kevin and Kim go on a date.
Spartina (7505 Melrose Ave.): The Italian restaurant where Kane, Kelly, and Kevin meet after Kane comes back from a plastic surgery appointment.
Tokyo Japanese Outlet (114 Japanese Village Plaza Mall): The shopping center where Kane, Kelly, and Christine go in episode 3 to buy some stuffed animals.
The Village Studios (1616 Butler Ave.): A studio where Jamie and Anna have a photoshoot.
Bao Dim Sum House (8256 Beverly Blvd.): a Hong-Kong style restaurant where Anna and Christine meet at the end of the season.