"The Hills: New Beginnings" is set to resume filming in Los Angeles within a few weeks, and it's all because Brody Jenner refused to cave to the network's wishes of shooting in a "bubble environment."
Reports claim that the MTV reality show had finished filming about three episodes when the coronavirus pandemic shut production down. Similar to how other shows are pressing on, producer's preference was to finish filming the ongoing season in a controlled "bubble" environment, and they were supposedly even looking at shooting in a home in Colorado or Montana.
According to TMZ, Brody, arguably the most notable name among the cast, told producers that he would only film the show in Los Angeles. Period.
"Brody also told the network he'd be willing to wait and resume production of season two until there was a vaccine for COVID-19," TMZ said.
Brody's logic was less about flexing his muscle or being a diva, and more about the integrity of the show. In Brody's eyes, the show is about the cast member's lives in Los Angeles, not in other locations.
MTV supposedly pressed Brody hard to get him to relent, but he refused. In the end, the network had to give into Brody, believing it can't do the show without him.
The show is set to begin rolling cameras against within a month.