Bold and the Beautiful returns to filming in a couple of weeks, and a leak from behind the scenes tells us CBS daytime pressured head honcho Brad Bell to make significant changes to the soap. We’ve got the latest info on what to expect as B&B starts filming new episodes and how things should change.
Bold and the Beautiful Returns to Filming June 22
B&B spoilers from behind the scenes tell us that CBS is giving info to cast and crew on getting preliminary COVID tests. That’s the first step to getting back to work. While the state of California said that June 12th is the day they approve TV and moves to resume shooting, most will not.
Producers, like at Bold and the Beautiful, must convince the unions (DGA, SAG-AFTRA, and IATSE) that they’ve addressed safety demands to go back to work. Only then will the soaps return to film. The latest we’ve heard is B&B’s aiming for a June 22nd restart, but that could change.
The other huge info we’ve got from our Bold and the Beautiful leaker is that the powers that be at CBS daytime are demanding changes from Brad Bell. If you don’t know, he’s the head writer and showrunner at B&B. And the network wants changes made to the show. Let’s dig into that.
— Bold & The Beautiful (@BandB_CBS) June 12, 2018
Where are the People of Color on B&B – Will Brad Bell Change His Tune?
A Bold and the Beautiful leak said the network wants Bell to write with “balance” — but what does that mean? For some viewers, it means he would stop all the pro-Logan plots. In fact, it’d be nice if there was a storyline without a Logan front and center (Brooke, Hope, Flo, etc.).
But, in light of recent events in the world, we have to ask – why has Brad Bell sidelined every person of color off Bold and the Beautiful? Currently, Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor) and Justin Barber (Aaron D. Spears) pop up for a moment here and there – only as props for others.
The only person of color that had any storyline of her own was Zoe Buckingham (Kiara Barnes), and she wrapped on Bold and the Beautiful months before the hiatus. The entire Avant family (all brilliant actors) are gone – as is Zende Forrester (Rome Flynn).
Why? And when will this change? Currently, Bold and the Beautiful is the only soap with no day-to-day actors of color playing primary characters. Let’s hope that CBS and Brad Bell wake up and make some fundamental changes in how they cast and write the soap. And there’s more.
— Bold & The Beautiful (@BandB_CBS) September 18, 2019
Bold and the Beautiful Plot Changes Demanded – What’s Next
B&B will likely start back up with its cliffhanger plot. That’s the one with Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks), Flo Fulton (Katrina Bowden), and Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope). The other main plot was with Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye), Shauna Fulton (Denise Richards), and Brook Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang).
The second thing we got from the Bold and the Beautiful insider is that the network told Bell to tape multiple stories from here on out. As you know, since it’s a shorter show, B&B usually has 1-2 storylines at the most. Most soaps have many more. That might be harder to change.
However, we’ve heard that’s what the CBS honchos demanded from Bold and the Beautiful moving forward. No doubt, there was plenty of time on hiatus to rethink storylines and write new scripts – including those featuring minorities. So, will we see the Avants return?
Will Carter or Justin finally get a romantic love story? Wouldn’t it be great if Bold and the Beautiful paired Carter with Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), who also needs a main plot? We’ll have to wait and see, but let’s hope that Mr. Brad Bell got the message.
Check back here all the time for updates on Bold and the Beautiful’s return to filming.