When Matt James' Season of 'The Bachelor' is Expected to Start Filming

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There's a new update on Matt James' season of 'The Bachelor.' | Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Bachelor Nation is already well aware that Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette has begun filming, but what about Matt James' season of The Bachelor?

According to a source over at Us Weekly, ABC is hoping to start filming Matt's season of The Bachelor in late September. So, if all goes to plan, that would mean a season kickoff in January, the publication reports.

Even before starting to film his show, Matt has already had a whirlwind of a journey. The reality star was originally cast as a member of Clare's season, but ultimately, the network gave him a show of his own. The announcement was especially important to the franchise, as Matt's casting marks the first-ever black Bachelor ever.

“We are excited to move forward with both Matt James as the new Bachelor and Clare Crawley as our next Bachelorette,” producers said in a statement on June 12. “We acknowledge our responsibility for the lack of representation of people of color on our franchise and pledge to make significant changes to address this issue moving forward. We are taking positive steps to expand diversity in our cast, in our staff, and most importantly, in the relationships that we show on television. We can and will do better to reflect the world around us and show all of its beautiful love stories.”

Matt's season is set to be a history-making one, and it looks like fans won't have to wait much longer for it!