Once a show like The Bachelor find a narrative that works, they hold on to it and never let go. Nick Viall is perhaps the bachelor with the deepest connection to the franchise and it's not something the show is going to let you forget any time soon. Just like JoJo Fletcher's heartbreak at the hands of Ben Higgins came up again and again on her season of The Bachelorette, Nick's knotty history with the show is sure to be one of the defining features of his tenure on the upcoming season of The Bachelor. The teaser trailer for The Bachelor Season 21 is here and it definitely keeps the past in mind.
The teaser is a mere thirty seconds, but it packs a lot into a short time. Season 21 is all about Nick getting another chance at love after his first and second and third chances fizzled out majorly on live television. Nick is famous for ending up second runner up to not one, but two bachelorettes and not really earning himself many fans in the process. He was able to turn things around during a stint on Bachelor in Paradise, amusing fans with his deadpan quips and surprisingly reasonable advice to other contestants. And now that he's earned that Bachelor spot, his past history with the show is going to shape things going forward.
The teaser opens with a reminder of Nick's unsuccessful attempts at winning the hearts of Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe before diving into clips for the upcoming season, which airs on January 2. In between shots of Nick dressed up in a suit (or shirtless, because) while holding roses and hearts, the trailer gives the first look at the ladies who will be vying for Nick's affections. And boy are they thirsty.
Several of the still-unnamed ladies remark upon how hot Nick is (to each their own) and how much they want him, making it clear that the show is pivoting away from Nick's former image as the second choice runner up. He may have been passed up before, but now it's all about how popular he is with the ladies as thirty women do their best to win him over. Even the tagline drives it home: "These 30 single women can't wait to get some Nick."
But half-naked rose-holding and giggling throngs of women aside, Nick insists he's here to find the real thing. "I'm hopeful I'll find someone to spend the rest of my life with," he tells People. "I couldn't be more excited to find that amazing connection."
After three missed connections, it looks Nick's fourth shot at love might work out after all.