A lot of Kardashian-Jenner family members, friends, and spouses opted out of appearing on E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians over the years, but it seems like the famous family is going all-in for the upcoming The Kardashians series on Hulu. When KUWTK first started airing on E!, Kim had just started to recover from her intimate video with rapper Ray J leaking on the internet. As such, the show was an opportunity for her to expand her brand beyond that infamous tape and also introduce her family members to mainstream media.
With the “momagerial” skills of Kris Jenner, Kim outlived her Ray J scandal, and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian started to gain just as much fame as Kim through appearing on KUWTK. In turn, their brother Rob Kardashian and Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick also became household names. Moreover, little sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner grew up on the TV show and the world watched them become the women they’re now known to be.
Now that the KUWTK run has ended and the Kardashian-Jenner clan is ramping up to show a different side of themselves on The Kardashians, it seems like a lot of relatives, friends, and spouses have signed up to appear on the show. In the past, there was a lot of resistance from certain people attached to the Kardashians to appear on the E! series. In turn, check out all of the cast members who have already been confirmed to appear on The Kardashians once it premieres on Hulu.
Unsurprisingly, Kim is obviously confirmed as a cast member on The Kardashians. She was always featured as the central figure on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and that isn’t changing on the Hulu series for the time being. In the trailer for the show, it was made clear that Kim’s divorce, new relationship, and business endeavors are going to be heavily featured on the new show.
Despite the fact that Kanye West always adamantly denied appearing on KUWTK, he is absolutely going to appear on The Kardashians, as the trailer has already shown. The cameras were already following Kim for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig in 2021, which Kanye helped her with. As a result, fans will get to see Kim and Kanye’s relationship after she had already filed for divorce and he was trying to win her back. Knowing Kanye, though, his appearance on the Hulu show will be very brief.
Speaking of Kim on Saturday Night Live, viewers will always get a never-before-seen glimpse of Kim meeting comedian Pete Davidson on SNL and starting to flirt with him back and forth. Unlike Kanye, Pete isn’t that particular about hiding away from the cameras. If asked, Pete will likely appear on The Kardashians without a problem, even if it takes a little bit for the series to get to that particular storyline.
Another KUWTK mainstay who’s obviously coming back for The Kardashians is Kourtney. The eldest Kardashian-Jenner sister has had a lot of ups and downs with Scott Disick over the years, but she’s finally happy in a new relationship with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Generally speaking, Kourtney has always been the most open family member when it comes to showing her relationships on TV, so viewers should expect her to be as forthcoming as ever on the Hulu show.
There was a lot of doubt regarding whether or not Scott Disick would appear on The Kardashians. Despite being a main cast member on KUWTK for 20 seasons, his relationship with Kourtney has been dead and gone for a while now. Now, Scott is now just the father of Kourtney’s children and a family friend. Alas, footage of Scott has also been shown in teasers for the new series, so fans might be able to see him react in real-time to Kourtney’s new relationship and engagement.
A brand-new addition to the cast of The Kardashians is Travis Barker. After Kanye set the precedent that he felt was superior to appearing on reality TV, some fans wondered if Travis would take a similar approach. With that said, Travis doesn’t seem to think similarly. There seems to be plenty of footage of Travis with Kourtney, including exclusive scenes from his extravagant and romantic proposal to Kourtney at the beach. Travis is all-in on Kourtney, which seems to include appearing on his fiancée’s reality show.
After getting cheated on by Tristan Thompson so many times and dealing with all of it in such a public manner, there was a chance that Khloe Kardashian would want to take some time away from the cameras. Nonetheless, that isn’t the case. The trailer for The Kardashians very clearly shows Khloe confronting Tristan about the cheating scandals and how they can move forward as co-parents. Some fans speculate that Khloe will eventually take Tristan back yet again, so the Hulu series will likely cast a light on how that situation is going.
Shockingly, Tristan Thompson will also appear on The Kardashians despite the overwhelming backlash that he’s received from fans due to cheating on Khloe numerous times. This is a pretty bold move from the NBA star given how public his scandals have been. Khloe will face Tristan on-camera and ask him the hard questions in front of the world. According to what’s been shown in trailers and images so far, this conversation between Tristan and Khloe will be featured on the Hulu series.
After growing up, entering a relationship with Travis Scott, and becoming a businesswoman by launching Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner decided to mostly stay out of the way on KUWTK. Alas, it appears like this will change on The Kardashians. The trailer features Kylie much more prominently than she appeared on the E! show, and it seems like her narrative on the Hulu series will focus on being a mother and running her different businesses. It is still unclear whether or not Travis Scott will be featured on the show, but considering his disastrous Astroworld scandal, he might bow out of making a cameo on reality TV.
Just like Kylie, Kendall Jenner also opted to appear as little as possible on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as the years went on. But as a successful fashion model and the founder of 818 Tequila, it looks like Kendall is all-in on The Kardashians to promote not only her own personal brand but also her professional endeavors. It is likely that Kendall’s relationships will stay away from reality TV, but the show will already be packed with the storylines involving Kim & Pete and Kourtney & Travis anyway.
The least surprising person who’s confirmed to appear on The Kardashians is the “momager” of the family, Kris Jenner, who often gets credit for launching the original E! series and striking this new deal with Hulu. Kris’ romantic relationships have been mostly kept outside of reality TV since her divorce from Caitlyn Jenner, but it’s possible that things might change in the future.
The Kardashians premieres Thursday, April 14 on Hulu.
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