Bachelor in Paradise Season 5: What (and Who!) to Expect – eonline
A cold front of sorts is coming to Mexico this summer.
Bachelor in Paradise is set to return for its fifth season on ABC this summer, and while Becca Kufrin‘s season of The Bachelorette has yet to premiere, producers are already looking ahead to their annual trip to Mexico. But fans can expect to see a few changes after the successful escape of The Bachelor Winter Games this February, according to Robert Mills, the senior vice president of alternative programming at ABC.
“There were a lot of learnings from Winter Games, where it wasn’t a exhibit where you were bringing in people every week,” he said. “There will certainly be the hallmarks of Bachelor in Paradise, but I consider we will definitely win into account the stuff from Winter Games, where it definitely seemed to form some really strong couples and at the cessation of the day that’s the goal.”
At the cessation of the two-week special event, Winter Games had produced four solid couples—including one surprise engagement—so the format served as a successful launch-pad. (Though one couple has since split.) But another key factor in its success was the introduction of contestants from the international versions of the franchise, including Canada, Australia, contemporary Zealand and Japan. International relations went so well in Winter that the ABC franchise will be going international with BIP as well.
“I definitely consider you’ll see some international faces, but not certain how many or where they are going to approach from,” Mills said.
But don’t expect to see too many contemporary foreign faces, as the executive added “we’d want people that you’re familiar with from Winter Games unless there are people that are absolutely great, brilliant.”
A major reason for the lack of poaching from the international versions has to conclude with the quality of women that were featured on Arie Luyendyk Jr. .’s season and the the upcoming crop of suitors Bachelor Nation will be assembly when Becca’s season kicks off in May.
“I consider we’re really lucky because we’re coming off such a strong season, both seeing the guys who are going to be on Becca’s season, too, they’re absolutely great, brilliant,” Mills said. “I consider you’re going to preserve remarkable men and women from these preceding seasons, as well as some people from the past. Sometimes it takes some distance for people we’ve always wanted to conclude it to be able to conclude it. I’m excited, I consider this is going to be a remarkable cast.”
Mills’ dream blast from the past BIP glean, after landing two of his preceding ones—rivals Josh Murray and Nick Viallin season three?
Robert Martinez, Ali Fedotowsky‘s former fiancee from season six of The Bachelorette (who was rumored to be in the mix along with Arie for season 22). “I consider he’s absolutely great, brilliant, a super nice guy and a stunning looking human being as well. He would be very favorite there!”
Speaking of favorite, season four saw the debut of Wells Adams, a fan-favorite from JoJo Fletcher‘s season of The Bachelorette and the third season of BIP, serve as the bartender/voice of reason, and Mills hinted at a possible newcomer taking over, saying, “I consider you’re going to see some surprised behind the bar, let’s just say that.”
Anyone else ready for summer?
The Bachelorette will premiere in May on ABC, while Bachelor in Paradise will return this summer.