Reality TV Show to Film in Water Mill

Watch out, Water Mill. The cast of Bravo’s reality show Summer House is coming to town this summer.

The show, which follows nine wealthy New Yorkers vacationing in the Hamptons, will film season 2 every weekend from June 23-Sept. 4 at 1451 Deerfield Rd. Just in time to cause more traffic.

Residents aren’t thrilled and neither is Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who said the town clerk’s office gave producers a film permit without letting town board members see it first. And the show may already be in violation of town codes before the first game of sidewalk rosé pong is even played: Town codes specify that no more than four unrelated people may rent a home together.

Producers and cast members may not be thrilled to be there, either. Water Mill was actually Plan C for Truly Original, the production company behind Summer House. Plan A was to return to the scene of the crime (AKA the site of the first season) in East Hampton Town, but officials rejected the bid, citing complaints that the show created a party scene. The cast was hoping for Montauk (of course), but producers were denied permits to film on public property.

You can stop the show from going on if you have $4.995 million—that’s what real estate firm Nest Seekers International has the home listed for. The eight-bedroom house sits on 5.2 acres and boasts a pool, hot tub and tennis court.

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Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.