The Bachelor Taps Peter Kraus... For New Winter Games Spinoff

Peter Kraus The Bachelor Winter Games

Peter Kraus is returning to the Bachelor franchise… and he better bring a parka this time.

The former contestant — who was the runner-up for Rachel Lindsay’s heart on ABC’s The Bachelorette this past season — will appear in the franchise’s upcoming spinoff The Bachelor Winter Games, according to a tweet from executive producer Mike Fleiss:

Kraus was a fan favorite on Rachel’s Bachelorette season, and was even rumored to be in the running to be named the next Bachelor — before the show opted for series veteran Arie Luyendyk Jr. instead last month.

Winter Games, a new spinoff announced back in May, will pit former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants against each other in a series of winter-themed athletic challenges… and, of course, document their romantic entanglements while they stay together in a snow-covered ski resort. It’s slated to debut in February, opposite NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Will you tune into The Bachelor Winter Games just to get another glimpse of Peter? Or are you still mad he’s not the next Bachelor? Let us know in the comments.