The Hills Is Coming Back! Which O.G. Cast Members Will Be Returning? And What New Names Are Joining?
LAUREN CONRAD: NO
Since her exit from The Hills, L.C. has become a full-fledged businesswoman, launching clothing lines and other business ventures that have kept her busy for years.
A source confirmed to PEOPLE that the fan-favorite star, mom to almost 2-year-old son Liam and pregnant with baby No. 2, would not be participating in The Hills reboot because "she's in a different place in her life" but still "wants everyone to enjoy themselves." The insider added: "She wishes everyone the best."
KRISTIN CAVALLARI: NO
The reality favorite and mother of three was admittedly down to star in a Hills reunion, but was unable to sign on with MTV since she already has ties to E!; the network produces her own show, Very Cavallari.
BRODY JENNER: YES
Caitlyn Jenner's son — a.k.a. Conrad's flirty friend and Cavallari's maybe-beau — confirmed his return in an Instagram post quoting LL Cool J: "Don't call it a comeback." His wife Kaitlynn Carter will be featured on the series, too.
“We’re all older for sure now,” Jenner, 36, told PEOPLE. “So, it definitely has a different feel. But there was a lot of drama for sure. Right out of the gate, people were coming for each other’s throats!”
BRANDON THOMAS LEE: YES
Brandon, 23, made headlines last year for feuding with dad Tommy. The father/son relationship has been on rocky terms stemming back to an alleged physical altercation between the two that left the rocker with a bloody lip in March. But he wants to be known for more.
“I just want people to be able to identify with me,” the actor and model, who is three years sober, told PEOPLE. “But I’m also a very in your face person. I don’t have trouble with confrontation!”
AUDRINA PATRIDGE: YES
Conrad's close friend was never opposed to a reunion. "I feel like we're all at a different place in our lives. We’re past the drama, past the catfights," Patridge, who is mom to daughter Kirra, previously told E! News. "We're all married. We all have kids … We’d all be able to relate to each other way more than five years ago."
In a sit-down with PEOPLE ahead of the show's June 24 premiere, she added, “We got back together and it feels like no time has passed.”
HEIDI & SPENCER PRATT: YES
They're back! Everyone's favorite reality TV villains have always been down for a Hills reunion, so it's no surprise that the pair — who are parents to adorable son Gunner — are coming back to MTV.
"It was 10 years of praying to get this,” he told PEOPLE. Added Montag: “We have had this conversation for years. And it was perfect timing for us.”
However, their perspective on reality TV has changed a bit.
“I was a little nervous to leave my son,” said Montag of Gunner, who will appear on the series. “I’m a mom now. I’m different. And I feel a lot more responsibility for my actions. There’s more at stake.”
STEPHANIE PRATT: YES
Spencer Pratt's little sister is in! She joined the rest of the cast on the MTV VMAs red carpet to tease the news.
She's already been brewing up drama off-screen, it seems, feuding with her brother and sister-in-law.
“I don’t know how not to be me," she told PEOPLE. "I’m concerned that because I’m so real and raw, I could look like the villain!”
WHITNEY PORT: YES
Conrad's fellow Teen Vogue intern announced she's in the day after the news broke. "Maybe they’ll let me out of the fashion closet this time," she joked.
MISCHA BARTON: YES
Though she never appeared on the original series, which aired for six seasons from 2006-2010, Barton, whom MTV confirmed in October is joining the cast, has a special connection to the MTV show. At 17, she was catapulted to fame for her starring role as Marissa Cooper on Fox’s The O.C., which premiered in 2003 and became a cult phenomenon almost overnight. The O.C. inspired MTV’s Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which eventually spun off into The Hills.
“It was a little nerve-racking [to join the cast]," she told PEOPLE of The Hills. "I didn’t know their history. And I think a lot of them thought I was going to be a total bitch!”
JASON WAHLER: YES
Conrad's once-troubled ex — you know, the one who she didn't go to Paris for — was among the cast members who hit the MTV VMAs red carpet to make the special announcement. His wife Ashley will join the cast, too.
A recovering addict, he found the new show a chance to raise awareness for his sober advocacy work. “Everything has come full circle for me,” Wahler told PEOPLE. “And I want to use my platform to shed light on recovery.”
JUSTIN BOBBY: YES
Get ready for the return of Patridge's on-again, off-again boyfriend! The star, best known for wearing combat boots to the beach, will be appearing in The Hills reboot — a move that seemed like a strong possibility since sharing his thoughts in an April 2018 interview.
"I think it would be good to see everybody," he said. "I don't know what the hell they're gonna film, with all the strollers and marriages and stuff, so I guess we'll see."
FRANKIE DELGADO: YES
Delgado played the guys' go-to partying friend in The Hills, though now he's married with two young children. His wife Jennifer will be featured on the show with him.
Of balancing the family and the series, he joked to PEOPLE: “I’m Bruce Wayne during the day and Batman at night!”
LO BOSWORTH: NO
Conrad's BFF on The Hills let her strong opinion be known when asked on her Lady Lovin' podcast. "F— no!" she immediately answered. "I don't want any association with any of those people. The dissociation from all those people is what I’m hungry for," Bosworth said, adding: "I think that there were some people on the show that have gone on to great success and we’re friends and I’m happy for them. There are others that I probably never would have in my life unless we worked together at one point."
JEN BUNNEY: NEVER SAY NEVER
The Laguna Beach and The Hills alumna may be known for "the shady thing" she did with Jenner at Conrad's birthday party, but the rumor — which ended her and Conrad's friendship — was debunked by Jenner years later on Instagram. Bunney's response? "Cool #toolittletoolate."
Something tells us Bunney, who got hitched in 2014, isn't dying to make an appearance on the reboot.