While the scope of her role has not yet been revealed, the Real Housewives franchise will get its first transgender character this fall when model Amiyah Scott joins the cast of the Atlanta show. Variety reports:
Though Bravo declines to comment on any casting rumors surrounding the network’s programming, insiders tell Variety that Scott attended a Monday night event with the cast where she was filming scenes for season eight. At this point, a source close to the series says the cabler has not made any decisions regarding Scott’s casting, whether she joins as a full-time Housewife, “friend of the housewives” or just appears in an even-smaller role, as Monday’s event was the first time the model filmed for the show, and much is still under consideration. Scott on “RHOA” will join many transgender figures on reality television, following “Big Brother” casting its first-ever trans contestant this summer; ABC Family’s “Becoming Us” from exec producer Ryan Seacrest, which documents a teenage boy’s life after his father transitions; TLC’s summer series “I Am Jazz,” which follows 14-year-old trans teen Jazz Jennings; and E!’s Caitlyn Jenner docu-series “I Am Cait,” which is currently in the midst of its eight-episode run.
The Real Housewives shows are executive produced by Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen.