The mission, which is presently in manufacturing, is an unscripted sequence with a number of episodes, quite a few sources inform Variety, describing the mission as specializing in Underwood living his life publicly as a homosexual man.
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Netflix declined to touch upon the mission.
News 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 private interview that aired Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
While the total scope of the sequence is beneath wraps, an insider tells Variety that Olympian Gus Kenworthy will seem within the sequence, appearing as a information, of kinds, for Underwood.
No phrase but on when the sequence will launch, although a supply near manufacturing says Underwood is presently filming.
Earlier at this time, Underwood got here out, telling Roberts on “Good Morning America,” “For me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that that earlier this year and have been processing it.”
“The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know,” Underwood mentioned within the interview. “I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure.”
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 forged of “Bachelor In Paradise” Season 5, earlier than turning into “The Bachelor” in 2019 for its 23rd season.
During his season of the ABC courting present, Underwood was closely marketed as “The Virgin Bachelor,” and his virginity was a significant storyline — one thing he later mentioned he believed was “overblown,” however not essentially exploited.
Prior to actuality TV fame, Underwood was a good finish at Illinois State. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2014 as a free agent in 2014, and was on the apply squad of the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
Prior to popping out through 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 identification as an athlete and homosexual man is alleged to be a theme within the new Netflix present, based on an individual accustomed to the mission, who didn’t reveal any extra detailed info.
In an interview with Variety final 12 months, Underwood spoke about his wrestle along with his sexuality rising up, explaining, “It was challenging for me to be standing up for my values and my beliefs, and looking back now, growing up in sort of a hyper-masculine culture as football or a conservative family…I always felt like I was on the defense. It was one of those things when you hear it so often and so much, you start believing it or you start questioning things. It really did affect me and it really was a weird time in my life, and I internalized a lot of it because I had nobody to talk to and nobody to vent to about it.”
A consultant for Underwood declined to touch upon the Netflix sequence, when contacted by Variety.
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