All the Ways Clare Crawley’s ‘Bachelorette’ Season Is Going to Be Very Different Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette season has been on hold because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But, as of a couple of weeks ago, production has begun to move forward. Because of the state of things, Crawley’s season is, of course, going to be vastly different than your average season of The Bachelorette. Here’s how.
Clare Crawley’s ‘Bachelorette’ season is going to take place in one location only
During this season of The Bachelorette, there will be no traveling or elaborate off-site dates. Everything will take place at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California.
But just because Crawley and her contestants won’t be going off-site doesn’t mean they’re dates will consist of everyone sitting around playing cards. The Bachelor crew has supposedly gotten especially creative with the resort dates.
The coronavirus precautions
Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette is one of the first shows to return to production amid the pandemic. Thankfully, they’re taking lots of precautions.
Everyone (cast and crew) will be tested frequently (at least every three days). Those starring in and working on the show also arrived early to the resort in order to quarantine prior to filming.
Reality Steve predicts, if there is an outbreak on set, “production will no doubt be shut down.”
Additionally, the reality TV blogger suggested that The Bachelorette flew in extra men in the event that someone tests positive for coronavirus. If that transpires, that contestant will be removed and another one will take his place.
An older cast
Crawley’s Bachelorette season will also be different because, not only is she the oldest female lead the franchise has ever had, but her contestants skew older, too. During Peter Weber’s Bachelor season, fans of the show often complained about how young the pilot’s cast was. The immaturity was definitely noticeable in the drama. Fans are hopeful for a more mature season.
Crawley has made it perfectly clear that she is ready for marriage. Hopefully, her older group of men are, too. Many of them are coming in with established careers, so that should cut down on Instagram-fame-chasing. Additionally, the bachelor has already been named (Matt James). So we know no one went on Crawley’s season hoping to be the next male lead. Fingers crossed that, for these reasons, Crawley is able to make a genuine, lasting connection.