‘The Bachelorette’ set to resume production with quarantined team

Four-time ‘Bachelor’ student Clare Crawley and her 30 suitors will film their show season at a private resort.

Clare Crawley’s love journey returns to normal, with a few modifications.

The former student of four franchises will begin filming her season of High school soon, with her and her quarantined suitors together at a private complex in Southern California (but outside of Los Angeles County, which is currently experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases) during the season, according to sources. Hollywood reporter. The cast and crew will spend the entire season living on the site in a secluded location, with pre-arrival tests expected to continue consistently throughout filming. No visitors or press will be allowed on set.

Warner Horizon Unscripted TV, which produces the ABC franchise, declined to comment on a specific start date for the show.

Crawley was cast as the lead for season 16 on March 2, and production closed amid concerns about the coronavirus on March 13, just as the show was scheduled to start shooting and after her contestants had already left. publicly revealed. How High schoolthe scheduled release date for May 18 came and went, and Bachelor Summer Games It was canceled: Host Chris Harrison and ABC reality boss Rob Mills had alluded to plans for its first stationary season, eliminating the international journey the show is known for (and raising some questions about PDAs). The reinvented program was suspended until recently, when Los Angeles County approved the resumption of some film and television productions.

Crawley had joked in the show’s official podcast on June 23 that “he found out about two hours ago when I’m going and the last day I’m leaving, so it’s very, very soon.”

Specific precautions for filming have yet to be revealed, but there will be a quarantine period for the cast and crew before filming begins. High school It is the first major primetime show to announce a return to filming in the US, as most are still figuring out the best way to work within security guidelines. (Daytime drama The daring and the pretty filming has resumed, and his fellow soaps The Young and the Restless and General Hospital They are considering restarting July.) It will now air on Tuesday in the fall, instead of its typical Monday night spring start date, and plans to Bachelor in Paradise They are still unknown but seem increasingly unlikely.

Crawley, a 39-year-old stylist, was an unexpected choice for this year’s leadership, after producers opted for the traditional process of choosing one of the final contestants for the final season of The Bachelor. Previous singles have broken the cycle timeline: Arie Luyendyk Jr. in 2018 and Nick Viall in 2017, but this marks the first for High school.

Viewers of the franchise last saw it in the 2018 Olympics spin-off, Winter Bachelor Gameswhere she was briefly committed to High school Canada Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, who separates two months after his proposal on live television. Crawley was first introduced in the 2014 Juan Pablo Galavis season of The Bachelor, where she memorably finished as her second place. Although her name reportedly appeared at the time High school, the next cycle of the cycle went to Andi Dorfman, who had finished third in that season. Then it appeared in Bachelor in Paradise twice, for seasons one and two in 2014 and 2015, respectively, where Crawley again made a name for herself when (thanks to the producer’s edit) she seemed to constantly pour her heart out to the animals on the beach. Then she returned three years later to Winter Games.

Crawley is the oldest single in the show’s 17-year history, and fans declined when it was revealed that her original crop of suitors was overwhelmingly older than 20, with only one man older than her. Her selection comes amid criticism of the continuously leaning show younger, as for two Single For seasons in a row, most of the contestants have been in their 20s and 20s and seemingly less interested in the show’s commitment to engagement and marriage.

The revamped season follows Matt James’ announcement of June 12 as the next lead in the franchise and the first Black Bachelor after being originally cast as a contestant on the Crawley season. His season will follow hers in The Bachelor’s traditional slot machine from January 2021, and comes after weeks of renewed criticism of the show’s diversity, led by former Bachelorette party star Rachel Lindsay, the first and only black female lead since the franchise’s debut in 2002, calling for “systemic racism” within the franchise and promising to “dissociate” from the show if steps are not taken to diversify its primarily white cast.

Along with James’ announcement, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said: “We know we have a responsibility to ensure that the love stories we see on screen are representative of the world we live in and we are proudly serving our audience. ” It is just the beginning and we will continue to take action regarding diversity issues in this franchise. We feel very privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we look forward to embarking on this journey with him. “

Executive producers echoed the drive for diversity in their own statement, saying, “We are excited to move forward with Matt James as the new bachelor and Clare Crawley as our next bachelorette party. We acknowledge our responsibility for the underrepresentation of people of color in our franchise and we are committed to making significant changes to address this issue going forward. We are taking positive steps to expand diversity in our cast, in our staff, and most importantly in the relationships we showcase at the television. We can and will do better to reflect the world around us and show all its beautiful love stories. “

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