From the moment ABC announced its newest聽Bachelor spinoff, we were totally on board. In addition to聽the usual romance聽we鈥檝e come to expect from the reality TV franchise, Bachelor: Winter Games聽will have an added layer of competition that鈥檚 certain to spark some drama as聽relationships heat up in the chilly, snowy weather. The show won鈥檛 air until February (timed to the Winter Olympics), but Chris Harrison gave The Hollywood Reporter聽some early scoop on the new series.

鈥淚t鈥檚 going to be very different. It鈥檚 going to be fun. I鈥檓 very excited,鈥 Harrison told THR.聽鈥淲e鈥檙e still working out the creative aspects of the whole thing, and I鈥檒l be producing on it as well. But I know what鈥檚 in store, just the broad strokes.鈥

The series will be set in Vermont 鈥 the perfect locale for a show seeking a winter wonderland 鈥 where contestants will compete in various athletic challenges. And like the real Winter Games,聽Bachelor: Winter Games聽will feature participants from all over the world.

We鈥檒l still see memorable alumni from our own Bachelor Nation, of course 鈥 including, most likely, some infamous rivals and villains 鈥 but we鈥檒l also be introduced to international fan-faves from Bachelor Nations around the globe. According to THR,聽there will be contestants from聽Bachelor UK,聽Bachelor Canada,聽Bachelor Japan, and聽Bachelor Australia, setting the stage for even more potential rivalries and maybe even a few cross-border relationships.

Harrison told THR which US Bachelor folks he鈥檇 like to see on the new spinoff, listing twins Emily and Haley Ferguson (who made a vicious appearance on season four of Bachelor in Paradise) as his top picks. 鈥淭he twins have to be there. I love the twins,鈥 he said. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e like, 鈥楾his might be the last time you see us!鈥 and I鈥檓 like, 鈥楴ever. I鈥檒l always have you in my life.'鈥

THR聽also talked with a few cast members to find out what they think聽about the possibility of appearing on Bachelor: Winter Games, and, well, their reactions were mixed鈥β燼s you might expect.

Wells Adams said he would be up for the gig, but only 鈥渁s the bartender.鈥澛(He cited his lack of snowboarding and skiing skills as reasons to stay out of the competition.)

Jasmine Goode, meanwhile,聽told THR聽she鈥檇 at least聽consider it. 鈥Paradise was the bomb, but I kind of want to be single and date 鈥 but I鈥檓 not saying no. Never say never. I鈥檓 single and if Winter Games pops up, why not?鈥 she said. 鈥淚 love competing; I鈥檓 an athlete.鈥

Amanda Stanton, on the other hand, told THR that she鈥檚聽done with the entire franchise. 鈥淸Paradise season four] is my last time on a Bachelor show, but I鈥檓 glad that I did it. It鈥檚 kind of like my last shot at everything, and I had a lot of fun. I鈥檓 really glad I came back, but it鈥檚 my last time.鈥

We鈥檒l just have to wait to see who ends up in the competition when Bachelor: Winter Games comes to ABC in February 2018, just one month after the season 22 premiere of Arie Luyendyk Jr.鈥檚 season of聽The Bachelor.

Are you excited for the Bachelor: Winter Games spinoff? Who would you like to see appear on the premiere season? Let us know @BritandCo!

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