“The Hills: Next Gen will feature a brand-new cast that is expected to be more diverse than the original,” says Deadline. “The series will follow a close group of twenty-something friends and aspiring entrepreneurs who are coming of age in a very different L.A. They will navigate realities of race, class, identity, addiction, family drama along with the thrills of romance and becoming self-made amidst the exclusive enclave of the hills in Malibu.”
It’s a whole new Hills in many different senses!
The original version of The Hills, which also starred the likes of Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge, aired on MTV from 2006 to 2010. The show itself was a spin-off of MTV’s Laguna Beach and shifted the focus to the L.A. fashion and entertainment world—with plenty of relationship and friendship drama to go around.
Not to be outdone, The Hills also managed to spawn itself. Whitney-centered spin-off The City aired on MTV for two seasons from 2008 to 2010 and The Hills: New Beginnings, which featured much of the original cast minus Lauren, aired on MTV for two seasons from 2019 to 2021.