The Bachelor Season 25 will characteristic a Black lead for the primary time — Matt James. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic threw a wrench in filming places. So, the producers of the long-running present are switching issues up and heading to the east coast.
What season is Matt James from?
Many followers had been shocked when Matt James was introduced as The Bachelor on Good Morning America as a result of they didn’t know who he was. James has by no means been on any season of The Bachelorette, or it’s spinoffs earlier than.
Since the success of the primary Bachelorette, Trista Sutter, the franchise has chosen the leads from earlier seasons. Sutter was the heartbroken runner-up throughout Alex Michel’s inaugural Bachelor run. Matt Grant was the final particular person to be the star of the present in 2008, with out showing on a earlier Bachelorette season. However, for season 25, the producers are shaking issues up once more.
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James was set to be a contestant on Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette. However, the present was postponed in March 2020 because of the coronavirus. In gentle of the decision for extra variety within the franchise, ABC picked James earlier than he tried to struggle for Crawley’s coronary heart.
“We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing on-screen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience,” ABC mentioned in an announcement.
Where will Matt James’ season of ‘The Bachelor’ movie?
Not solely is Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette not filming on the well-known Bachelor Mansion, however neither is Matt James’ season. Crawley’s season is effectively underway on the La Quinta Resort close to Palm Springs, California.
“Might not be Bachelorette, however bought some Matt James Bachelor filming information,” spoiler king Reality Steve Carbone reported on Aug. 21, 2020. “His season will be filmed at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in PA, beginning at the end of September.”
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The franchise visited Nemacolin Woodlands Resort throughout JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette in 2016. It is situated roughly an hour and a half south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
When will ‘The Bachelor’ season with lead Matt James air?
While ABC didn’t report the information, but, Carbone identified that the resort is booked mid-September by way of Thanksgiving. TV Show Ace additionally reported that for the final 12 years, The Bachelor was filmed throughout that timeframe.
The present will air on ABC in January 2021 throughout its common timeframe — Mondays at eight p.m. EST. According to Reality Steve, Crawley’s season is continuous and not using a drawback from the coronavirus pandemic.
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James’ solid and crew will quarantine on the resort in Pennsylvania in September after which start filming.
The Bachelorette Season 16 with lead Crawley will air on Tuesdays at eight p.m. EST starting in September 2020.