“The show is very Brody Jenner centric,” the insider said. “The cast is circling around him and his friends.”
It is unclear if the Jenner, 35, and Lee are friends but both live in Malibu California.
Jenner, was part of the original cast of The Hills but like Barton, Lee will be a fresh face on the show.
Lee, recently made headlines for feuding with his father, Tommy, who he allegedly attacked in March.
Meanwhile, The Hills New Beginnings will also feature Whitney Port, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado and Justin Bobby Brescia. Former stars, Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari will not be returning.
It is expected to premiere in 2019.