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Austen Kroll Drops a Bombshell About Him & Taylor Ann Green in the Southern Charm Season 9 Trailer

See how Shep Rose and Olivia Flowers reacted to the shocking rumors by watching the first look at Southern Charm Season 9.

By Allison Crist

The Charm-ers are back, as Season 9 of Southern Charm premiered on Bravo on September 14. Find out what to expect from the new season by scrolling below!

How to Watch

Watch Southern Charm on Peacock and the Bravo App.

Grab a glass of sweet tea — or on second thought, a tall mint julep — and gear up for a trip to Charleston, where the drama on Southern Charm’s upcoming Season 9 is hotter than a sizzling summer day. 

You don’t have to take our word for it, either. Get a first look at what’s to come by watching the above Southern Charm Season 9 trailer, then read on for more details. 

When does Southern Charm Season 9 premiere?

Southern Charm Season 9 premieres on Thursday, September 14, at 9/8c on Bravo. Episodes will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.

Who is in the Southern Charm Season 9 cast?

Craig ConoverAusten KrollShep RoseMadison LeCroyVenita AspenOlivia  FlowersTaylor Ann Green, and Leva Bonaparte are all set to return for Southern Charm Season 9. They’ll be joined by newcomers Jarrett Thomas, Rodrigo Reyes, and Rod Razavi. Keep scrolling to learn more about them!

What can fans expect on Southern Charm Season 9?

Much of the drama on Southern Charm’s upcoming ninth season revolves around a rumored hookup between Austen and Taylor, which in turn affects their relationships with Olivia and Shep.

Austen is the first to acknowledge that “something happened” with Taylor at the beginning of the trailer, but he doesn’t provide any additional details — not even after Madison yells, “Did you f-ck Taylor or not?”

The alleged hookup is at the center of several additional conversations in the trailer, many of which end in tears.  

Southern Charm Season 9 Cast

Will Patricia Altschul and Whitney Sudler-Smith appear on Season 9 of Southern Charm?

Why, yes! Per the press release, “Patricia Altschul, the Grand Dame of Charleston, is back to hold court over the group with son Whitney Sudler-Smith, who finds himself somewhat relieved of his butler duties.”

More Details on Southern Charm Season 9

Elsewhere, Craig and his girlfriend, Summer House cast member Paige DeSorbo, are having relationship troubles of their own. She expresses that she’s “not trying to plan a wedding right now,” but the way Craig sees it, “Why would we date if we’re not gonna take the next step?”

Other highlights from the Southern Charm Season 9 trailer include a funny instance with Whitney and Patricia; Madison exploring the possibility of having another child; and more than one surprising moment involving the newcomers.

Learn more about what the Southern Charm cast is up to in the new season, according to the press release and their official bios, below.

Craig Conover

Craig sitting on a white rocking chair in a suit.

Craig reigns as the “Pillow Magnate” of Charleston and beyond. His company, Sewing Down South, has become a household name since finding success with the brick-and-mortar store on King Street. Craig now has set his sights on nationwide distribution. With his professional life thriving, Craig wants his long-term New Yorker girlfriend, Paige, by his side in Charleston.

The press release adds, “The construction on Craig’s house is a work-in-progress, and so is his relationship status with Paige. Craig finds himself in dating limbo and is hoping for her to commit to a move down South.”

Austen Kroll

Austen standing outdoors in a beige blazer with salmon colored pants.

Perennial beer connoisseur Austen starts this year turning his attention inward by asking himself why his romantic endeavors are always failing, with Olivia being his latest hot-and-cold relationship to freeze over. He turns to therapy and his parents to find out what kind of work he needs to do on himself, but once again finds himself in the center of unfolding drama.

A press release adds, “After his hot-and-cold relationship with Olivia freezes over, Austen is left wondering why his romantic endeavors never work out. Now some of his closest friendships come into question when dating rumors start to surface.”

Shep Rose

Shep in a beige blazer and black pants outdoors.

Shep’s relationship with Taylor came to an explosive end last year. He took some time to travel, seeking solace in Australia and South Africa. Upon returning, he feels he may have been bitten by the wanderlust bug for good, now contemplating whether Charleston is right for him.

The press release for the new season also adds, “Fresh off a sabbatical in Australia, Shep has returned to Charleston and is ready to work on a friendship with Taylor, which proves difficult when he hears rumors about what she’s been up to while he was Down Under.”

Madison LeCroy

Madison in a yellow, fitted, maxi dress outdoors.

Resident Southern belle Madison is reveling in wedded bliss, with her new husband, Brett, splitting his time between South Carolina and California. Madison is focused on friendships, cooking, gardening, and possibly growing her family — all while standing her ground in the group and never suffering fools gladly.

The press release adds, “Newly married Madison is settling into domestic bliss, with husband Brett splitting his time between Charleston and California. Though she is focused on mending friendships, she doesn’t suffer fools gladly and fires back at anyone who attempts to bring her down.”

Venita Aspen

Venita in a patterned, tea length, dress outdoors.

Ever the fashionista, Venita is an influencer with perfect head-to-toe outfits and an eye for the latest trends. With her professional life thriving, Venita is focused on new friendships and her stable boyfriend, Manny, a musician with whom she harmonizes perfectly.

The press release adds, “With a stable new beau in her life, Venita has left the feud with Madison in the past and is focused on new friendships with Olivia and Taylor. She’s not afraid to call out transgressions within the group and take sides if necessary.”

Olivia Flowers

Olivia in a blue, one-shoulder, dress on a porch.

Olivia is now a mainstay in Charleston. Her “roommates” (aka her parents, Robin and Garry) have moved out of their palatial waterfront pad, leaving Olivia to rule as lady of the manor. She has put Austen in the rearview as she explores the dating scene and focuses on cultivating new female friendships.

A press release adds, “Olivia has put Austen in the rearview as she explores the dating scene and focuses on her female friendships, but a confusing betrayal leaves her questioning whom she can truly trust.”

Taylor Ann Green

Taylor in a baby blue maxi dress outdoors.

At the end of last year, Taylor was reeling from the emotional end of her two-year relationship with Shep. Now the former orthodontics assistant is forging a new career in sales and finds herself becoming Charleston’s new “It girl.” She enjoys her singledom with her best friend, Olivia, by her side, but the emergence of some racy rumors threaten their friendship.

A press release for the new season also adds, “Taylor is still working through her breakup with Shep and has been leaning on best friend Olivia for support. When a potential hookup of hers is revealed, Taylor denies the allegations and is unapologetic about enjoying her single life.”

Jarrett Thomas

Jarrett in a blue blazer with a pocket square and tan pants on a porch.

JT is a Virginia native and a true Southern gentleman. His real estate business is incredibly successful, but he’s also a pro at partying. His friendships with Shep, Craig, and Austen have cemented him in the group, but he’s looking for a partner to spend the rest of his life with and has a particular Southern belle in mind.

The press release adds, “JT is a successful Southern eccentric with a loud personality. Buoyed by his professional prowesses, he’s looking for a partner to spend the rest of his life with and has a particular Southern belle in mind.”

Rodrigo Reyes

Rodrigo wearing a beige blazer, blue button down shirt, and white pants on a porch.

Rodrigo is an interior designer in a long-term relationship with his boyfriend, Tyler. He has been friends with the Charm-ers for many years and helps to keep them grounded.

Leva Bonaparte

Leva in a two piece set outdoors.

Leva owns four of the hottest bars on King Street in the heart of Charleston, but Republic is her crown jewel. When the mom of one isn’t juggling the drama of her staff, she acts as a surrogate big sister to the Charm-ers.

The press release adds, “Leva continues to be the voice of reason, providing a shoulder to lean on for the ladies and offering sage advice about the Holy City’s Peter Pans.”

Rod Razavi

Rod in a blue, patterned, blazer and beige pants on a porch.

Rod is a computer programmer who has resided in Charleston for more than 18 years. He considers himself to be a true Southern gentleman and social butterfly, making friends everywhere he goes. He has recently set his romantic sights on Olivia.

The press release adds, “Rod is a staple in the Charleston social scene and a quintessential Southern gent who has swept Olivia off her feet, regardless of who that might upset.”

To find out what’s in store for the Charm-ers in the new season, make sure you tune in to Season 9 when it premieres this September.

Originally published Aug 3, 2023.

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