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We finally know when The Bachelorette will start filming!
In an interview on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, Rob Mills, ABC’s vice president of alternative programming, laid out the network’s production plans for the next two seasons of the franchise.
“Here’s what we’re going to do: For Clare’s season, which is going to come first, that’s going to shoot in about a month,” Mills said. “Everybody is going to be at one location. Everybody is going to be tested a week before; everybody comes back negative; we shoot; and they’re inside that bubble.”
Instead of travelling across the world, the quarantined love interests will stay put–but not at the mansion. Producers are currently scouting resorts where the cast can live and go on dates that still feel as romantic as a normal destination.
“We had incredible travel planned for Clare’s season. We were going to Italy — all these places that were going to be great — but there will be plenty of different date locations that will feel hopefully as close to The Bachelorette as possible,” Mills explained.
He added that Matt James’ season will likely shoot right after Clare’s and may incorporate some domestic travel via bus if it’s safe to do so.
This brings up a whole new set of questions: will the crew quarantine on set? What about Chris Harrison? Will the resort staff be able to go home when they’re not working, or will they stay, too? The intrigue alone of a Bachelor-style quarantine might be enough to draw new fans to the franchise and spike ratings.
Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.
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