New ABC Series “The Baker and the Beauty” to Film in Puerto Rico

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A new ABC television series will be filmed in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

The Baker and the Beauty, a series produced by Universal Television along with ABC and Keshet Studios, will mean an investment of around $57 million on the island, according to government estimates. 

“This is great news for local talents working in the cinema, tourism, hotel industry and other economic sectors,” said Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez. 

It’s the latest series to film in Puerto Rico, which has found some success in recent years as one of the top filming destinations in the Caribbean. 

The series, based on an Israeli series of the same name, is about a baker who falls in love with an international fashion superstar.

Filming on the series runs from this month through February 2020. 

“The Baker and the Beauty is a show we are very proud and delighted to produce in Puerto Rico,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Television. “Our company has a long history of investment in Puerto Rico in film and television productions and we have seen first hand the exceptional quality and skills of the local teams. We expect a lot of success and opportunities that this will bring in terms of job creation and economic impact to Puerto Rico.”

The show will be set in Miami but filmed in Puerto Rico. 

“We are very happy with the agreement reached to develop this series in Puerto Rico,” said Pedro Piquer Henn, the director of the film industry program of Puerto Rico’s economic development agency. “We hope this is the beginning of a lasting relationship between Universal Television and Puerto Rico.”

— CJ