Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Colton Underwood Lands Netflix Reality Series

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Former The Bachelor star Colton Underwood has landed a deal with Netflix for a reality series, sources close to the project tell Deadline.

Netflix would not comment and details of the project are being kept under wraps.

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The news follows Underwood’s interview this morning with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, in which he came out as gay, and following his split with former Bachelor co-star Cassie Randolph.

The 2019 star of The Bachelor told Roberts he “got into a place with my personal life that was dark, and bad,” adding “I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this… I don’t, I would have rather died than say I’m gay. I think that was sort of my wake-up call.”

Underwood said he had run from and hated himself for a long time. “I’m gay. I came to terms with that earlier this year, and the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. … I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. That means the world to me,” he said.

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franchise’s executive producers issued a statement in support of Underwood: “We are so inspired by Colton Underwood’s courage to embrace and pursue his authentic self. As firm believers in the power of love, we celebrate Colton’s journey in the LGBTQIA+ community every step of the way.”

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