Colton Underwood Is Reportedly Making A Netflix Show After Coming Out As Gay
It sounds like former Bachelor star Colton Underwood is returning to a familiar medium: reality television. Shortly after he came out as gay on Good Morning America on Wednesday, April 14, reports arose that Colton Underwood is making a Netflix show documenting his life as an openly gay man. Netflix declined Elite Daily's request for confirmation of this potential series, but multiple outlets have revealed details about it.
According to Variety and TMZ, Underwood is already currently filming an unscripted series for Netflix centered on his coming-out story. The reports also claim Olympian and actor Gus Kenworthy is involved in the project as a sort of "gay guide" for Underwood. Additionally, TMZ noted Underwood had begun production on this new Netflix show weeks ago. If that's true, then viewers can likely expect Underwood's emotional Good Morning America interview with Robin Roberts to be a major part of the potential series.
If his interview is any indication, the reported show will be a celebration of Underwood's new life as an open member of the LGBTQ+ community. "I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it," Underwood said on the segment. "I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
Underwood was a tight end on various NFL offseason and practice teams from 2014 to 2016. He first shot to fame as a contestant on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette in 2018. He went on to appear in Season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise, and then helmed his own season of The Bachelor in 2019. After meeting Cassie Randolph on the show, Underwood was in a relationship with her until the pair broke up in 2020. The breakup was notably messy and included reports that Randolph filed and dropped a restraining order against Underwood.
There's no word yet on when Underwood's Netflix docuseries — if it's really happening — will premiere. But if the rumors are true that it has already been filming for a few weeks, fans could likely expect it to stream before the end of 2021.