‘The Baker & the Magnificence’ finale ended with a significant twist. EP Dean Georgaris talks season 2 plans relating to Noa and Daniel’s future, Mateo and Vanessa’s relationship, and extra. Spoilers forward!
After an epic reunion, Noa and Daniel are formally engaged! The season finale of The Baker and the Magnificence featured the couple discovering their means again to one another after Noa immediately ended their relationship. Noa and Daniel realized they couldn’t reside with out one another and revealed they have been engaged to the Garcia household within the ultimate moments of the episode.
MeSlop talked EXCLUSIVELY with government producer Dean Georgaris about what a possible season 2 would appear to be for the present. Simply because Noa and Daniel are engaged doesn’t imply it’s going to be clean crusing for them. He additionally mentioned the rising love story between Mateo and Vanessa, in addition to his plans for Lewis. Learn our full Q&A under.
Was there ever a second whenever you have been speaking concerning the finale that Noa and Daniel weren’t going to finish up collectively once more?
Dean Georgaris: I all the time needed them to finish the primary season collectively. As a result of in my thoughts, the Noa and Daniel relationship, the key behind it’s regardless that she’s one of the crucial well-known individuals on the earth and that makes it appear distinctive, their love story is a love story like most of us have. They’ve that preliminary assembly. They’ve a interval the place they don’t know: are we simply associates? Is that this working? Perhaps you could have a breakup. Perhaps there are some exes in there. However then at a sure level, you’re going to make the dedication to be engaged, to be actually severe about one another. I all the time knew in my design I used to be wanting to finish the primary season that means in order that we may spend the second season with these two characters exploring what occurs in case you are engaged, however you truly don’t know whether or not you’re good companions or not. At a sure level, we had discussions about whether or not or to not preserve them damaged up, however it didn’t really feel true to our present. I can’t actually inform you why aside from possibly what I stated earlier than, which is we attempt to be as pure a present as potential. I simply felt that saying to the viewers “will they gained’t they get again collectively” when it’s referred to as Baker and The Magnificence, please wait over summer season or no matter to seek out out, simply felt a little bit manipulative to me. What turned enjoyable was realizing the viewers has been rooting for this couple all 12 months. What if we finish the season by saying watch out what you would like for? You want them collectively? Nicely, do you want them this a lot? As a result of they simply received engaged and attending to play with the household’s response to it, which is clearly not essentially thrilled.
On one other notice with romance, we’ve got Mateo and Vanessa. That has been a really fascinating relationship that has constructed over the course of the season. Would you want actually pursue that relationship in season 2?
Dean Georgaris: Sure. I’ve deliberate out season 2. We don’t know if we get one but, however I’ll simply say that in season 1, we drew everybody in with this one love story. It’s the baker and the wonder, however we even have three bakers and three beauties. We kind of have a fourth if you happen to depend little Natalie as each a baker and a magnificence. The concept in season 2 is definitely to inform four love tales versus only one. Within the case of Mateo and Vanessa, it’s a really shocking activate their relationship that I don’t suppose individuals will anticipate, however I feel individuals will get pleasure from it. That relationship, candidly, might be the factor that modified probably the most within the design of the primary season. Constructing to them having connected and the emotions being real… Initially, that was a slower burn, however we noticed the chemistry and the expertise David Del Rio and Michelle Veintimilla have, and after concerning the second or third episode, I simply discovered myself pondering these two are plain. I didn’t need to drag this out too lengthy. What it gave us within the season finale, which was kind of a cheerful accident by the point we received there, was that we received to have our cake and eat, too. Noa and Daniel are collectively, and Vanessa and Mateo should not. I feel that helped steadiness out the finale.
I felt so dangerous for Vanessa at first. I needed her to get some semblance of romantic happiness or one thing as a result of that starting was brutal to observe.
Dean Georgaris: Certainly one of my favourite moments, it doesn’t matter what I do, would be the numerous takes of Michelle singing the Taylor Swift proposal as a result of she did four variations, every one a little bit extra excessive than the one earlier than. We ended up utilizing one which was concerning the center model. I really like the character of Vanessa. Vanessa and the household are actually the largest departures from the unique format. We’ve all the time needed to guard her and shock our viewers and make them suppose… Oh, you suppose she’s a loopy ex-girlfriend? No, she’s not. She’s truly passionate and actually caring and loves this household. To me, she and Mateo make higher sense. I don’t know why, however they do.
Given what a season 2 may deliver with Noa being engaged Daniel, Noa and Vanessa may cross paths extra. Do you suppose there’s ever a risk that they may turn out to be associates?
Dean Georgaris: The fast reply is sure. I feel the plan in season 2 is to have their lives intersect extra usually. I feel one of many enjoyable issues about this present is the mixtures of characters are actually thrilling to play with. For instance, I need to see extra of Noa and Natalie. I need to see extra of Lewis and Mateo. I feel season 2 is about methods to create new mixtures. Constructing Vanessa and Noa as a long-term friendship is the sort of factor we need to do on the present. You’ll be able to think about the long run the place one in every of them turns to the opposite for help, and it feels actually earned as a result of by then you definitely’ve been by a lot with them that you just perceive that there’s an actual bond there.
The later episodes actually centered on Noa’s firm. Her dad got here into the image and that was a really fascinating and tense dynamic between the 2. Would you think about bringing her dad again? I really feel like there’s nonetheless quite a bit to discover there.
Dean Georgaris: There’s nonetheless quite a bit to unpack with Noa and her dad, and probably Noa and her mother. As a result of on the one hand, Noa immediately has entry to immediate household. She actually loves the concept of being shut with the Garcias. She’s needed to be part of a household like that her complete life, in order that units up a very nice alternative to deliver her dad or mother again in a shocking means and to play with these relationships that don’t essentially all the time clear up the best way you need them to know. I feel Noa and her dad have a protracted street to go earlier than any of us would really feel like they’ve actually reconnected. He’s an thrilling character and anytime you could have a personality that you just don’t fairly belief that all the time makes for good drama.
I love Dan Bucatinsky. I cherished his arc in direction of the tip of the season with the father-daughter dynamic between Lewis and Noa. What would you need to discover with Lewis in season 2?
Dean Georgaris: I feel what was a lot enjoyable to do with the character of Lewis and what having an actor like Dan means that you can do is take a personality which will at first really feel acquainted, after which peel again layers of the onion to disclose kind of why he’s the best way he’s or why he has intimacy points or why he thought he was straight when he was 17. I feel going ahead in season 2, Lewis has been actually the one dependable household Noa’s ever had in her life. He’s been mainly household and enterprise. What turns into actually fascinating is, because the household a part of her life will get crammed by different individuals and as Daniel takes over as being the primary shoulder she first cries on, it frees Lewis as much as discover the sort of life he hasn’t had an opportunity to discover, like an actual private life. I feel it additionally makes him think about what he desires the following 20 years of his life to appear to be as a result of he’s a personality in transition. In case you consider him as her father, it is a father who’s in all probability wanting on the man his daughter goes to marry. Lewis’ life moreover Noa is a reasonably empty nest, and what different issues may fill that nest is one thing we’ll discover. We actually get to simply do extra character work with Lewis in season 2, and when you could have an actor like Dan, that’s actually what you need to be doing as a result of he’s spectacular.
Will Noa be going into full-scale marriage ceremony mode in season 2, or would Noa and Daniel have a protracted engagement?
Dean Georgaris: What doesn’t curiosity me is a lot of marriage ceremony planning as a result of I’ve seen it earlier than. We have now a number of issues on Noa’s horizon. She’s appearing in a very vital film for the primary time in her life, and he or she’s shifting Daniel into her home. Will there be some marriage ceremony planning? Completely. She’s not a bridezilla, and the story of season 2 isn’t Noa as a bride. Their story, Daniel and Noa’s, is admittedly is about: is love sufficient? What does it truly take to make a partnership work and an actual marriage work?