Clare Crawley's The Bachelorette season will be 'first major show' in the U.S. to resume production

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Clare Crawley's The Bachelorette season will be 'first major show' in the U.S. to resume production

Clare Crawley's highly anticipated season of The Bachelorette will be the first major television production to resume production amid the coronavir

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Clare Crawley’s highly anticipated season of The Bachelorette will be the first major television production to resume production amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Although there is no official start date, Warner Horizon Unscripted confirmed to Variety on Friday that the show’s cast ‘will start traveling very soon because there has to be a quarantine period.’

The entire 16th season of The Bachelorette ‘will be shot in a quarantined location with all cast and crew members living on-site.’ 

Not only will each cast member be required to take a COVID-19 test before entering the filming location, they will also be subject to ‘regular testing and temperature checks.’  

It's on: Clare Crawley's highly anticipated season of The Bachelorette will be the first major television production to resume production amid the coronavirus pandemic; Crawley pictured in March

It’s on: Clare Crawley’s highly anticipated season of The Bachelorette will be the first major television production to resume production amid the coronavirus pandemic; Crawley pictured in March

According to Variety’s source, the coronavirus protocols put in place to protect the show’s cast and crew will be ‘very strict and conservative.’ 

Though Warner Horizon Unscripted declined to provide any more details regarding The Bachelorette to Variety, a source close to the outlet alleged that season 16 plans ‘to shoot in a private area in Southern California, but not in Los Angeles county.’

As for negotiations with unions regarding The Bachelorette’s production re-start, sources close to the show say that those negotiations ‘are still on going.’

All television productions are going through an individual approval process with unions.

Quarantined: Although there is no official start date, Warner Horizon Unscripted confirmed to Variety on Friday that the show's cast 'will start traveling very soon because there has to be a quarantine period'; Crawley with host Chris Harrison in March

Quarantined: Although there is no official start date, Warner Horizon Unscripted confirmed to Variety on Friday that the show’s cast ‘will start traveling very soon because there has to be a quarantine period’; Crawley with host Chris Harrison in March

And that process is reportedly going so ‘quickly,’ that it has inspired the ‘team behind The Bachelorette’ to fully prepared their production for ‘when they are given the greenlight.’

The Bachelorette is a unique series due to the fact that it has the ‘ability to quarantine the entire cast and crew in an isolated location.’ 

This is something that can not be said for other television productions who often film on a studio lot or soundstage.

Producers of The Bachelorette firmly believe that the risk of cast and crew catching or spreading COVID-19 is ‘limited’ due to the show’s isolated production.

Due to the show’s intimate nature, the safety protocols will be ‘more vigorous than most other productions.’   

Strict: According to Variety's source, the coronavirus protocols put in place to protect the show's cast and crew will be 'very strict and conservative'; Rachel Lindsay pictured on season 13 of The Bachelorette

Strict: According to Variety’s source, the coronavirus protocols put in place to protect the show’s cast and crew will be ‘very strict and conservative’; Rachel Lindsay pictured on season 13 of The Bachelorette

Keeping distance: 'We obviously can't shoot a dating show with people in close quarters where people aren't cleared and we know everything is safe,' explained an insider to Variety; Rachel Lindsay pictured on season 13 of The Bachelorette

Keeping distance: ‘We obviously can’t shoot a dating show with people in close quarters where people aren’t cleared and we know everything is safe,’ explained an insider to Variety; Rachel Lindsay pictured on season 13 of The Bachelorette

‘We obviously can’t shoot a dating show with people in close quarters where people aren’t cleared and we know everything is safe,’ explained an insider to Variety.

‘It will be a super safe paradise for everyone to shoot the show.’

Visitors and members of the press are forbidden from entering or visiting the set in order to keep the production as isolated as possible. 

‘Health and safety of our crew and cast is the number one concern,’ insisted the insider. 

‘There is always robust care for our team, and that will be the case as they isolate and shoot the show. Production is going above-and-beyond the recommendations.’

No guests: Visitors and members of the press are forbidden from entering or visiting the set in order to keep the production as isolated as possible; Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron pictured on Season 15 of The Bachelorette in 2019

No guests: Visitors and members of the press are forbidden from entering or visiting the set in order to keep the production as isolated as possible; Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron pictured on Season 15 of The Bachelorette in 2019

Back in March, ABC announced that Bachelor Nation star Clare Crawley, 39, would be the Bachelorette for season 16.

But production for the beloved dating series was abruptly halted on May 18 – just before shooting was planned to commence – due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since then, some of the contestants vying for Crawley’s affection have been removed and replaced.

On June 12, it was announced that one of the contestants Matt James would, instead, become the series’ first ever African-American Bachelor star. His season of the The Bachelor is set to premiere in January of next year. 

First ever: On June 12, it was announced that one of the contestants Matt James would, instead, become the series' first ever African-American Bachelor star; Matt James pictured in 2020

First ever: On June 12, it was announced that one of the contestants Matt James would, instead, become the series’ first ever African-American Bachelor star; Matt James pictured in 2020

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