While Bravo still hasn’t officially confirmed that “Southern Charm” is returning for a third season, the cast has been spotted a few times recently with film crews around South Carolina.
On Sunday, the cast and crew filmed at a polo game at Whitney Field in Aiken, where the reality show star Thomas Ravenel played for the Brookland Plantation/Golden Dragoons team against Casa Bella, according to the Aiken Standard.
Kathryn Dennis — who revealed earlier this month to BravoTV.com that she and her on again, off again boyfriend Ravenel are expecting their second child — didn’t stay at the game very long, according to Katherine Thomas, the Aiken Polo Club’s social director.
The game was part of the United States Polo Association Governor’s Cup 6-Goal Tournament.
After Ravenel’s team lost 7-6, the crew moved into Whitney Field pavilion for post-game activities, where cast members were filmed drinking and listening to a DJ.
Kristen Galvan, the Polo Club’s polo manager, said she was contacted several weeks ago by a producer about filming the game.
“I talked to the producer, and we had to iron out all the details like getting releases and making sure they had a spot to set up,” Galvan said. “We also had to make sure the other players (besides Ravenel) were comfortable with it.”
That wasn’t the first time “Southern Charm” filmed in public.
A few weeks ago, the city of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs issued a permit to “Southern Charm” production crews to film at Waterfront Park on Sept. 17, which involved cast members Shep Rose and a visibly pregnant Dennis, according to a photo captured by the Charleston City Paper.
Scott Watson, the director of cultural affairs, said the city has only issued one filming permit to the producers so far, but that some in the office have heard from those working on the project that production has been ongoing at Patricia Altschul’s home on Montagu Street, and other locations out of town.
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