The fate of the series, which is an adaptation of the hit Israeli show Beauty and the Baker, remains up in the air, but executive producer Dean Georgaris told TVLine that his team is raring to go on more episodes.
“We have Season 2 all mapped out, and we know the network is excited about it, which is good,” he said, adding that it could be another month before we get an answer about the dramedy’s future.
“It just makes it all the more edge-of-your-seat,” Georgaris admitted. “[ABC has] been incredibly supportive. They believe in the show, and they understand what we’re trying to do, and my hope is that there’ll still be room for us. I’m optimistic, but you do never know.”
Though Season 1 received high marks from a majority of critics, COVID-19 could be the thing that sinks The Baker and the Beauty. “Particularly in this environment with a pandemic and things shut down, there is no business as usual,” Georgaris explained, noting that possible production limitations have factored into ABC’s scheduling decisions.
“I think ABC had shows that made sense across the board that they knew they had to bring back,” he shared. “They had shows that they love, but they knew they couldn’t [renew] for whatever reason. And then they’ve got us and For Life, which I think are two shows they really want to bring back, and the hope is that there’s a road map to do it.”