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Netflix is releasing a New York-based spinoff of a popular reality series

Updated Jan 24th, 2023 3:20AM EST
Bling Empire on Netflix
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The Netflix reality series Bling Empire is getting a spinoff with an empire state of mind.

The streamer on Tuesday, October 4, gave us our first look at Bling Empire: New York, a forthcoming spinoff of Netflix’s existing Bling Empire reality series (which is set in Los Angeles). Season 3 of the latter debuts on the streaming giant tomorrow, on October 5. And while there’s no release date given yet for the spinoff beyond that it’s “coming soon,” we’ll take a closer look at what we do know about this new Netflix reality series below.

New Netflix reality series — Bling Empire: New York

In terms of the vibe, the new series (at least, so far) seems like it will very much track with the original. “Meet a fresh group of wealthy, sophisticated, and hilarious Asian-Americans from New York City,” Netflix explains, “where the quality of real estate is measured by address, not acreage.

“Conversations are direct, not coded. And competition — for love, for money, and for power — is fierce. Billionaires, CEOs, and fashion icons — it’s a city where you can be anything you want to be.”

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Launching a New York edition of this Netflix reality series is not unlike what the streamer also did with a popular show like Selling Sunset, which was followed by the debut of the Selling the OC and Selling Tampa spinoffs.

Season 1 of Bling Empire, which currently has a 91% critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, first hit the streaming service back in January of 2021.

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Kane Lim in episode 4 of “Bling Empire” on Netflix. Image source: Netflix

The sophomore season of the Netflix reality series was released earlier this year, in May. And in Season 2, the drama picked right back up where things left off — with, among other things:

Anna getting a shocking visit from someone from the past. Kane booked a major fashion campaign, Christine took Kevin to Paris Fashion Week, and everyone got sucked deeper into the feud between Christine and Anna.

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