- Love Is Blind, a dating show that premiered on Netflix in February 2020 has been officially renewed for a second and third season.
- After getting engaged in "pods," the show's couples try to make it in the real world.
- Here's what we know about season 2, set to drop in 2021.
Warning: The story contains spoilers for the first season of Love Is Blind.
Netflix's Love Is Blind concluded on Thursday, February 27 after three consecutive weeks of pods, meltdowns, and surprisingly swoon-worthy moments. Until Love Is Blind returns for season 2, our Thursdays will seem utterly empty.
Luckily, Love Is Blind's creators are just as eager to create season 2 as audiences are to watch one—and so is Netflix. On March 24, the reality show was renewed for two more seasons.
In an earlier interview with OprahMag.com, creator Chris Coelen said he there's a "100 percent" possibility of future seasons of Love Is Blind. "I want to see a season 2 or a season 12. Don't you?" Coelen says.
Based on nonstop internet chatter, the answer is a resounding yes. The demand for more Love Is Blind is palpable. Currently, the show was Netflix's most popular show for weeks. Further proof of the show's success can be found on the cast members' Instagram accounts. Since the show's premiere, Love Is Blind alums shot into influencer status, racking up 100,000 Instagram followers in a matter of days.
Coelen sees Love Is Blind as an experiment that can be repeated over and over again. He's "100 percent" on board for a season 2, and for "season 15 and season 20" for that matter.
Here's what we know about upcoming seasons.
Netflix renewed Love Is Blind for two more seasons.
On March 24, Netflix fulfilled our wishes, renewing Love Is Blind for a second and third season.
Some News:— Netflix US (@netflix) March 24, 2020
Love Is Blind ~and~ The Circle have each been renewed for TWO more seasons! @iamcardib @chancetherapper & @Tip are back to judge Rhythm + Flow Season 2!
Marie Kondo and her team will set out to tidy up a small American town in the new series, Sparking Joy! pic.twitter.com/KoC4PUkhVs
The Circle, which dropped on January 1, was also renewed for two more seasons. Both shows are part of Netflix's recent effort to turn original, unscripted programming into utter sensations, and unfurled over the course of three weeks. Their format is a major deviation from Netflix's original model, which was to drop all the episodes in one go and "binge." By releasing episodes gradually, these shows are structured to stoke internet chatter and excitement.
But, Love Is Blind won't return until 2021.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Love Is Blind's production has been postponed–along with the rest of the entire entertainment industry. As a result, we'll have to wait a bit longer to meet Cameron 2.0.
Casting is now underway.
According to TVLine, casting for season 2 of Love Is Blind is now underway in Chicago, indicating that Love Is Blind, like Netflix's Queer Eye, will take place in a different city each season. The first seasons of both shows were filmed in Atlanta.
Though, if they do film in Atlanta, the pods are waiting.
The first portion of Love Is Blind was filmed in an Atlanta-based facility that was tailor made for the show. People went on blind dates in adjacent "pods," or small lounges separated by an opaque black curtain.
Coelen confirms that the pods are still out there. Since the set still exists, Love Is Blind's experiment can be repeated again and again, but with a new group of people.
So, is love blind?
Isn't that the question? More dating experiment than dating show, Love Is Blind was reverse-engineered to answer a question. "If you're starting with love, does anything else matter?" creator Chris Coelen says.
Now that the show has ended, we have our answer: Kind of. Love is blind, but relationships are not. Once out of the relationship incubators (a.k.a. pods), couples face challenges in the harsh light of the real world. We're excited to see what challenges, and swoon-worthy moments, arise in future seasons.
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