The challenge, which is at the moment in manufacturing, is an unscripted collection with a number of episodes, quite a few sources inform Selection, describing the challenge as specializing in Underwood dwelling his life publicly as a homosexual man.
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Netflix declined to touch upon the challenge.
Information of Underwood’s Netflix deal comes after the tv persona, writer and former professional soccer participant got here out on nationwide tv, throughout a deeply personal interview that aired Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Whereas the complete scope of the collection is below wraps, an insider tells Selection that Olympian Gus Kenworthy will seem within the collection, performing as a information, of types, for Underwood.
No phrase but on when the collection will launch, although a supply near manufacturing says Underwood is at the moment filming.
Earlier in the present day, Underwood got here out, telling Roberts on “Good Morning America,” “For me, I’ve ran from myself for a very long time and I’ve hated myself for a very long time, and I’m homosexual. I got here to phrases with that that earlier this yr and have been processing it.”
“The subsequent step in all of this was type of letting folks know,” Underwood stated within the interview. “I’m nonetheless nervous, however it’s been a journey for certain.”
Underwood was first launched to TV viewers in 2018, as a contestant on Becca Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette” on ABC. He then joined the solid of “Bachelor In Paradise” Season 5, earlier than turning into “The Bachelor” in 2019 for its twenty third season.
Throughout his season of the ABC relationship present, Underwood was closely marketed as “The Virgin Bachelor,” and his virginity was a serious storyline — one thing he later said he believed was “overblown,” however not essentially exploited.
Previous to actuality TV fame, Underwood was a decent finish at Illinois State. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2014 as a free agent in 2014, and was on the follow squad of the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
Previous to popping out in the course of the Wednesday morning interview, Underwood had spoken about his wrestle along with his sexuality previously, revealing that rising up, folks thought he was homosexual since he was a virgin soccer participant.
Underwood’s id as an athlete and homosexual man is alleged to be a theme within the new Netflix present, in response to an individual conversant in the challenge, who didn’t reveal any extra detailed data.
In an interview with Variety last year, Underwood spoke about his wrestle along with his sexuality rising up, explaining, “It was difficult for me to be standing up for my values and my beliefs, and looking out again now, rising up in type of a hyper-masculine tradition as soccer or a conservative household…I at all times felt like I used to be on the protection. It was a kind of issues whenever you hear it so usually and a lot, you begin believing it otherwise you begin questioning issues. It actually did have an effect on me and it actually was a bizarre time in my life, and I internalized a variety of it as a result of I had no one to speak to and no one to vent to about it.”
A consultant for Underwood declined to touch upon the Netflix collection, when contacted by Selection.
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