Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is set to start filming soon.
However, given the recent state of the country with coronavirus, the show will see some changes.
During the shutdown, producers and directors have tried to come up with ideas on how Clare can find a potential husband without kissing, hugging, flying, or going on extravagant dates – and possibly contract the virus.
Needless to say, it’s been a challenge. But Rob Mills, an ABC Executive who works on The Bachelor franchise, is now speaking out about their plans.
As it turns out, they think they may have a solution to Clare’s season.
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Firstly, Mills explains that production will resume in about a month. That means Clare and her guys will start filming in mid-July given there isn’t a second wave that shuts down everything again.
“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,” Rob Mills explained this week on OnAir with Ryan Seacrest. “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.”
In other words, that means no international trips, no domestic flights, and no out-of-this-world dates. Rob also explains that the filming would not take place at The Bachelor mansion. Instead, the show would film at a resort and they have been busy scouting some of them out.
It’s important for producers to find locations that can serve as romantic vacation spots. For years, The Bachelor and Bachelorette have provided romantic locations, amazing backdrops, and intimate settings – which can be hard to replicate.