Well, this sounds familiar: The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss is finding a way to anger fans. This time around, it has to do with Peter Kraus.
In a post on Twitter, Fleiss announced that Peter will “probably not” be the star of the upcoming season; whether or not you want to believe him is an entirely different story. Fleiss is often the Twitter equivalent of that dad who acts really dumb about your Christmas present, and claims that he got you something similar to what it is you wanted. For example, you say that you want a copy of Star Wars, and he buys you the first season of Star Trek instead. Playing dumb is a strategy that we don’t put past Fleiss to create some hype around the new season of the show.
The one word that’s so interesting about this post is the word “probably,” given that if anyone, Mike should know who is going to be the Bachelor or not. Why would he have any doubt? If we were to treat this tweet as a literal statement, then it may be something out of his control (which we don’t believe to be true). Maybe Peter himself is debating whether or not he wants to the job, and barring a last-minute change of mind, he will end up turning it down. Or, maybe the network has some different ideas than Fleiss as to who the next lead should be?
Another problem that The Bachelor runs into is this: If it’s not Peter who is taking on the leading role for the next season, then who is it? It’s not as though there is this huge, expansive field of contenders for the role left. Fleiss already ruled out the other primary contender in Wells Adams, there’s a 0% chance we’re seeing Nick Viall again, and Ben Higgins took himself out of the running a little while back.
When will the actual announcement be made?
Soon. It has to be soon. The only reason that we here at CarterMatt think that the original Good Morning America announcement was shelved was because something must have changed at the last minute behind the scenes. Filming is supposed to start later this fall, and getting the right lead is so important to a season of this show working. We don’t necessarily think that producers need to bring in some enormous personality to be the lead since the ladies usually bring in the big personalities, but you do need to have someone who is likable and will explain out their thought process. If you don’t have that, you’re more or less left rudderless.
There is also something to be said for not giving into public pressure — just remember that public pressure is one of the reasons why Juan Pablo Galavis ever got the role in the first place and we should all feel silly for being so excited about him getting the part.
Do you still think that Peter Kraus will get the role…
Even in spite of all of this latest Fleiss nonsense? Let us know in the Cartermatt comments section below!
Also, take a look at this link to get more of the latest on another edition of this franchise in Bachelor in Paradise this summer. (Photo: ABC.)