EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has greenlit a brand new model of BBC Three’s high-concept masked courting show, Sexy Beasts, as a part of a wave of UK-made actuality sequence, Deadline can reveal.
Produced by All3Media-owned Lion TV, Sexy Beasts is a bit like The Masked Singer however for courting. In a format designed to highlight persona, singletons are disguised in Hollywood-grade prosthetics earlier than they go courting. Only as soon as choices are made about potential suitors do the frilly masks come off.
The show ran for only one season on youth service BBC Three in 2014, however Lion had some success with the format internationally, together with adapting it for A&E in 2015. It will now get a brand new lease of life as a 12-part sequence on Netflix.
We first received wind of the undertaking final October, when it was developed below a covert title of The Date. We hear that Sexy Beasts was filmed through the coronavirus pandemic between September and November final yr, with round 50 singletons from the U.S. and UK participating within the sequence.
The courting show is one in every of at the very least three new UK-produced actuality and leisure sequence ordered by Netflix, because the streaming large appears to double down on the success of exhibits like Talkback-produced Too Hot To Handle, which turned the best-performing competitors show in its historical past, and Chris Coelen’s Love Is Blind, which has clinched a two-season renewal.
As beforehand revealed by Deadline, The Circle producer Studio Lambert is making a actuality sport show, working titled Jet Set, through which contestants compete in a sequence of challenges and dilemmas at a tropical location. The firm can also be making a dance show, working titled All The Right Moves, which goals to uncover a famous person choreographer. Production on the latter was disrupted by coronavirus, however it stays a stay undertaking.
Furthermore, we hear that Netflix is ready to commit to a different season of Wall to Wall’s make-up competitors sequence Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star. It co-produced a second season of the Stacey Dooley-fronted show final yr with BBC Three. Season 1 launched solely on BBC Three in 2019.
Despite this glut of recent UK actuality sequence and the success of final yr’s show, Netflix is but to verify a second season of Too Hot To Handle. Nat Grouille and Sean Hancock, administrators of unscripted originals and acquisitions, had been non-committal when requested about Season 2 on the Edinburgh TV Festival final August.
Netflix declined to touch upon Sexy Beasts. Check out A&E’s model beneath.