Below Deck Season 10 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

Since 2013, the Bravo reality television show "Below Deck" has entertained a loyal fan base by showcasing the relatively mysterious world of yachties. Throughout each season of the show, a crew of deckhands, stewards, and a chef have managed to juggle never-ending drama while tending to every need of demanding wealthy guests onboard a luxurious mega yacht. Drawbacks aside, though, the crew manages the drama and demands in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, including Thailand, St. Martin, and the Virgin Islands, according to The Cinemaholic.

The idea to showcase the drama and luxury on board a mega yacht was dreamt up by Rebecca Taylor Henning, a former yachtie and current reality television producer, according to Vulture. While on vacation in St. Martin, Henning found her most direct inspiration for "Below Deck" when she overheard crew members onboard a mega yacht having a conversation about the various romantic entanglements taking place below deck, per Boat International. Years after Henning overheard this conversation, many memorable, dramatic, and romantic entanglements have taken place on the Bravo television show.

Read on to find out more about the 10th season of "Below Deck."

When will Season 10 of Below Deck premiere on Bravo?

At this point, nothing has been announced regarding when Season 10 of "Below Deck" will premiere on Bravo. This is perhaps due to the fact that Season 9 of the show is still being airing on the network. Thus far, Season 9 of "Below Deck" has been rife with drama. As Screen Rant reported, the season was made all the more interesting when it was revealed that only two former cast members would be returning — Chef Rachel Hargrove and bosun (now, first officer) Eddie Lucas. In the first few episodes of the season, "Below Deck" viewers are treated to a steamy kiss between Fraser Olender and claims-to-be-straight Jake Foulger, a drunk charter guest telling the Chief Stewardess Heather Chase to "f*** off," and many more memorable moments.

With at least a handful of episodes to go, Chase revealed to Entertainment Tonight that viewers can look forward to even more drama unfolding in Season 9. "None of us were shocked with where it went — thrilled and happy about all of it," Chase told Entertainment Tonight. "I think there's a lot of juicy story to unfold in that envelope ... I feel like [the audience will] definitely be surprised to see who falls in love, out of love and or who all decide to hook up. ... I think everyone will have a jaw-dropping moment and a teachable lesson here to look forward to. So, stay tuned for a juicy season."

Who will be appearing on the 10th season of the show?

As previously mentioned, the only returning cast members on Season 9 were chef Rachel Hargrove and bosun (now, first officer) Eddie Lucas. Given the fact that Season 8 also featured many new faces, per Express, perhaps many of the favorites from the past, including Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain, will not be making a return in order to pave the way for others to make their impression on audiences around the world. With that being said, it's likely that fans will be getting to know even more new cast members in the future.

The most shocking absence in Season 9 was Captain Lee Rosbach, the lovable, stern leader of multiple crews throughout the show's history. He was back onboard "My Seanna" after a few episodes of tense dealings between his fill-in, Captain Sean Meagher, and the rest of the crew. In a recent episode of "Below Deck," Rosbach revealed why he was absent. 'I have a condition that I was born with called AFib, and it's when your heart will just randomly go into an irregular heartbeat," Rosbach said in a confessional on the show, per Metro. "They hospitalized me, and they actually burn off parts of your heart that are trouble spots." Despite this,  Rosbach still enjoyed his time on "My Seanna" during the show's 9th season. "It's unlike any other season that we've had, and I really enjoyed it," Rosbach told E! Online.

Will Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain ever be returning to Below Deck?

After 6 Seasons of managing stewardesses on "Below Deck," Chief Stewardess Kate Chastain officially left the popular Bravo franchise to pursue a more stable, landlocked existence in New York City back in 2020 (via Bravo TV). Chastain mentioned that a particularly heart-stopping event on the show, in which fellow crew member Ashton Pienaar punched a window in a van with other crew members during an argument with the chief stewardess, pushed her to make the decision to leave the show and yachting officially (via Us Weekly). "I was scared but also just in shock," Kate told Decider back in 2019 (via Us Weekly). "I was in a place where I could not have escaped if I wanted to. I played possum, just froze and held still."

In February 2020, Chastain made the official announcement about leaving the show on her Instagram page. "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new land based role," Chastain wrote in an Instagram post. "I intend to step back as a senior member of the Below Deck Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support His Majesty Andy Cohen." Later, while speaking with Us Weekly, Chastain said she would only return to the show for "a lot of money" or to save the day if the crew needs a last-minute chief stewardess substitution.