“UnREAL” might not be following the same reality-show rules as “The Bachelor.” If “UnREAL” Season 1 is supposed to take viewers through one season of the fictional dating series “Everlasting,” that would mean Adam (Freddie Stroma) would leave after this season. However, it looks like the writers of the Lifetime drama might not want to let their British suitor go just yet.
“Freddie didn’t know that we were considering bringing him back for Season 2, so he answered in interviews that he wasn’t coming back because we haven’t officially picked up his contract,” executive producer Sarah Gertrude Shapiro explained to TV Line. “But I actually called him [and said], ‘Hey, do you mind just leaving it open, because we actually are sort of talking about it. If you’re open to it, we’d like to talk about it.’ So the door’s definitely open for Adam to make an appearance again.”
Last week, Stroma told Out that he didn’t think he’d return. After all, “UnREAL” seems to closely mimic “The Bachelor,” the ABC show where Shapiro once worked. It would be logical that all of the contestants and the suitor for whom they were vying would go home after he chooses a winner.
“We’re not really sure in what direction they’re going to go,” Stroma said. “It’s likely that myself and contestants will not be involved.”
Why would the writers keep Adam around? Well, even if women aren’t competing to be his wife on the show, he might be fighting for love off camera. Adam’s been interested in producer Rachel (Shiri Appleby) since he met her, and their relationship might take more than a season to resolve.
Stroma noted at the Television Critics Association press conference that Jeremy (Josh Kelly) might not win the love triangle just because he seems like the good guy. “Hey, #TeamJeremy, Jeremy cheated. Just saying,” Stroma said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “#TeamAdam is going to give [Rachel] excitement whereas #TeamJeremy is just going to get kind of boring. He’s not going to let her spread her wings.” Fans might get a better idea of Adam's future after watching the “UnREAL” finale.
The “UnREAL” Season 1 finale airs Monday at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime. Do you hope Adam sticks around for Rachel in Season 2? Sound off in the comments section below!