This New Netflix Show Is Basically ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Meets ‘Selling Sunset’

Consider us hooked

If you, like us, have been long waiting in anticipation for Crazy Rich Asians 2we might have something of a salve to tend to your cravings until the sequel hints our screen.

Cue: Netflix’s Bling Empire.

To put it simply, the eight-episode reality series is part Crazy Rich Asians, part Selling Sunset, and here to provide a much-needed distraction amid the chaotic start to 2021.

Intrigued? Scroll on for everything you need to know about the new Netflix show.

What is Bling Empire about?

Part of Netflix’s January 2021 lineup, the Bling Empire follows a wildly wealthy group of Asian and Asian American friends (and frenemies) in Los Angeles. 

Per the official synopsis:

“While their days and nights are filled with fabulous parties and expensive shopping sprees, don’t let the glitz and glamour fool you. Between running multi-billion dollar businesses and travelling the world, these friends are as good at keeping secrets as they are at spilling them. And there is certainly no shortage of secrets.”

Between the grandiose parties, spectacular shopping sprees and the casual mentions of dropping almost $20,000 a month on rent, it’s a lot.  

Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek.

WATCH BELOW: Bling Empire Official Netflix Trailer

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Who is in the cast of Bling Empire?

The series kicks off centred around model and actor Kevin Kreider, who moves to Los Angeles and is befriended by a wealthy, well-to-do crew. Joining him is his friend Kane Lim, the son of a Singapore billionaire, who works for his father’s business.

The cast also includes Kim Lee, a famous DJ in East Asia. Christine Chiu, the wife of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and fashion devotee, entrpreneur and producer Kelli Mi Li, fashionista and influencer Jaime Xie, denim empire eiress Cherie, and Anna Shay, a Beverly Hills socialite and the daughter of the late billionaire entrepreneur Edward Shay and his Japanese-American wife Ai-San.

When does Bling Empire drop on Netflix?

Rejoice! You won’t have to wait for long: Bling Empire drops on Netflix Australia on January 15, 2021.

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