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Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:46PM EST
Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season may feature international Bachelor franchise stars
Source: E! Online
"I think this has opened up a whole new world," executive producer Bennett Graebner says of The Bachelor Winter Games, which produced more couples than a Bachelor in Paradise season. "I think you'll see Bachelor Nation go Bachelor World and that includes Paradise." ALSO: Don't forget that The Bachelor: The Women Tell All is on Sunday.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
The Bachelor Winter Games boss: "It was shocking" how hard it was to bring in international stars in Trump era
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We have outside counsel who helped us in the visa process — counsel that has also helped with other Warner Horizon Television shows in the past — and they were surprised at how difficult things were in 2018 compared to 2017," said co-showrunner Bennett Graebner. "It was shocking. I had a lot of sleepless nights wondering if certain people were going to get into the country. We had real trouble with Germany. There was one guy who was on the German version of The Bachelorette; he was smart and funny, good looking and charismatic, and he spoke English very well. He was also of Persian descent and his visa was denied immediately. That was really unfortunate. There was another guy from Germany who also had visa issues. We had a lot of trouble getting Jordan, the New Zealand Bachelor, into the country."