Netflix to remake BBC’s High Concept Dating Show – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has launched a new take on BBC Three’s high-concept masked dating show, Sexy beasts, as part of a wave of UK-made reality TV series, Deadline may reveal.

Produced by Lion TV, property of All3Media, Sexy beasts it’s a bit like The masked singer but to go out together. In a format designed to showcase personality, the singletons are disguised as Hollywood-grade prosthetics before dating. Only once decisions are made regarding potential suitors do the elaborate masks come off.

The show only lasted one season on the BBC Three youth service in 2014, but Lion has had some success with the format internationally, including adapting it for A&E in 2015. It will now have a new lease of life. as a 12-episode series on Netflix.

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We first got wind of the project last October, when it was developed under the secret title of The date. We hear that Sexy beasts was filmed during the coronavirus pandemic between September and November last year, with around 50 American and British singletons taking part in the series.

The dating show is one of at least three new UK-produced reality and entertainment series commissioned by Netflix, as the streaming giant seeks to double the success of shows like Talkback-produced. Too hot to handle it, which became the most successful competition in its history, and Chris Coelen Love is blind, which won a two-season renewal.

As previously reported by Deadline, The circle producer Studio Lambert is making a reality TV game, titled Jet set, in which the competitors face each other in a series of challenges and dilemmas in a tropical location. The company also does a dance performance, titled All the good initiatives, which aims to discover a superstar choreographer. Production on the latter has been disrupted by the coronavirus, but this remains a live project.

Additionally, we learn that Netflix is ​​set to embark on another season of the Wall to Wall makeup contest series. Glow Up: Britain’s Next Makeup Star. He co-produced a second season of Stacey Dooley’s show last year with BBC Three. Season 1 premiered exclusively on BBC Three in 2019.

Despite this glut of new British reality series and the show’s success last year, Netflix has yet to confirm a second season of Too hot to handle it. Unscripted originals and acquisitions directors Nat Grouille and Sean Hancock showed no commitment when asked about season 2 at the Edinburgh TV Festival last August.

Netflix declined to comment Sexy beasts. Check out the A&E version below.

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