After more than a year off … Basketball Wives is set to return on February 9th.
But instead of throwing jabs, insults and the occasional drinks the ladies are shooting their shot at peace. In a new teaser trailer the ladies reunite and try to put the past behind them once and for all. Shaunie O’Neal is in tears, Malaysia Pargo and Jackie Christie hug it out and Jennifer Williams and Jackie pray.
But … will it last? The fan-favorite VH1 reality series will see its cast members’ sisterhood tested like never before as they adjust to life amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against social injustices, while still dealing with unresolved relationships.
Returning cast members — Shaunie O’Neal, Malaysia Pargo, Evelyn Lozada, Jackie Christie, Jennifer Williams, Kristen Scott, Ogom “OG” Chijindu and Feby Torres — will be joined by some new faces.
As previously reported Liza Morales, the mother of Lamar Odom’s three children, has joined the cast and entrepreneurs and twin sisters Nia and Noria Dorsey have also been added to the cast to shake things up. After production for season 9 was shut down due to COVID-19, the cast resumed filming in a bubble like situation with the ladies split between two mansions.
Family is still a big theme of the show, as O’Neal relocates to Houston, Texas to be closer to her children; Lozada getting ready to move into a new home, and Pargo is ready to teach her own children about police brutality and how to deal with officers of the law. Discussions of systemic racism and Black Lives Matter will be a part of the season in other ways, as well including through Scott’s involvement with the movement.
Romantic relationships and the drama that comes with them will be front and center, as well: Williams, Torres and Morales all have exes that still loom large, despite trying to focus on their futures, including a new relationship for Torres.
Inner-group conflict will, of course, arise as well, despite Christie and O’Neal both trying to bring the women together and find peace among each other. Dynamics will be further shaken up by the return of Chijindu, as well as the newcomers.