Every ending gives way to a new beginning. And after one of the most dramatic finales ever of The Bachelorette, Bachelor Nation is already moving on apace, announcing their plans for the Season 27 of The Bachelor on Sept. 20. Here’s everything we know.
Who Is The Next Bachelor?
ABC usually keeps the identity of their leads a secret until they’re announced. One notable deviation from that pattern came when everyone discovered Clayton Echard was tapped to be lead before Michelle Young’s season had even begun airing. This time around, though — except for the usual spoilers from Reality Steve — the franchise was able to keep its pick a secret from the mainstream audience until After the Final Rose on Sept. 20.
After Zach, Aven, and Nate were all floated as potential picks, ABC confirmed that Zach would be the next Bachelor.
His emotional split with Rachel “didn’t change how ready I was,” Zach told Jesse Palmer upon being introduced.
The Bachelor Season 27 Premiere Date
There’s still one more franchise property to get through before we get the next season of The Bachelor. Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 will take fans back to the beach on Sept. 27, continuing to air into November at the latest. That means The Bachelor could air as early as November or December. However, that would be a huge break in tradition, since every season of The Bachelor has debuted in January since 2009, and given that the series still has to film everything, fans should expect a 2023 premiere date.
The Bachelor Season 27 Cast
With the new season still a few months away, The Bachelor has no announcements as of yet. There’s always the possibility that a familiar face will make a comeback for another shot at love, but we haven’t heard anything about past contestants trying to earn themselves a second chance. It’s also possible that After The Final Rose will introduce upcoming contestants to tease the season to come, but we won’t know until Gabby & Rachel’s Bachelorette finale reaches its end.
This article will be updated as more details about The Bachelor Season 27 are available.