The original crew of storage locker bidders are back at it again as A&E has begun filming Storage Wars Season 5 in and around the Los Angeles area! The future of the California incarnation was unsure after wrapping up a successful fourth season, but it appears fans will soon be seeing their favorite batch of bickering bidders on the small screen again soon. Well, most of them anyway.
We spoke with auctioneer extraordinaire Dan Dotson who tells us that of course he and his wife Laura will be back for the new season. He also reveals that he has seen most of the “players” in action for the cameras including Storage Wars super couple Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante, “The Gambler” Darrell Sheets, “new” couple Rene and Casey Nezhoda and Ivy Calvin.
Some of the cast members have been sharing their excitement about filming again online, including Darrell “The Gambler” Sheets who wrote on Facebook, “For all of you that are asking…. Storage Wars Season 5 Update !! We are currently buying and working on filming season 5 ~ I am not sure on when it will begin to air so you’ll have to keep an eye on AETV for that info. Good stuff coming soon, that I can promise.”
And here are tweets from some of the rest of the cast:
Super great day started filming season 5 got a great locker and now at the gym #Storagewars
— darrell sheets (@DarrellGambler) November 27, 2013
New Season of Storage War$ LA coming to A&E soon. So get ready to GO BiD or GO HOME! #StorageWars LA
— BR/\NDO (@BrandonSideBet) November 18, 2013
— Kimber (@CallKimber) November 20, 2013
— Dan Dotson on A&E (@auctionguydan) November 27, 2013
— Dan Dotson on A&E (@auctionguydan) December 1, 2013
EXCITING NEWS! We are about to start working on Season 5 of #storagewars Stay tuned !!!!!
— Rene Nezhoda on A&E (@Rbargainhunters) November 21, 2013
Great day of filming today on season 5 of #storagewars this will be a super season
— Rene Nezhoda on A&E (@Rbargainhunters) November 27, 2013
Filming all day today for #storagewars season 5 ! I'm beat and need a bubble bath
— Casey Nezhoda on A&E (@Cbargainhunters) November 27, 2013
On a sad note, you probably noticed the list of “players” provided by Dan Dotson has one extremely notable absentee… Barry Weiss. Although Dan not mentioning having seen Barry on the auction scene yet this season isn’t a definite indication the eccentric and charismatic jokester won’t be back, this Twitter interaction between Darrell Sheets and fan may just be:
@kevindnorris1 yes he is gone from this show
— darrell sheets (@DarrellGambler) November 28, 2013
Darrell’s tweet seems to back up a report from Radar Online back in June that Barry Weiss had been seen shooting some farewell scenes. As sad as the news is that Barry may not be returning to Storage Wars (at least not full time anyway), we can all take great solace in the fact that he is bound to be out there somewhere filling the lives of those around him with grin-inspiring ridiculousness!
UPDATE - We’ve been told that Nabila Haniss is also still a possibility for Season 5. I’m guessing that if she hasn’t been seen at many of the auctions so far that if she does make an appearance in the upcoming season it will be in her usual part-time role.
We will try to update as soon as we get a Storage Wars Season 5 premiere date.