A new love reality show is coming to Quebec … dragging in its wake a new batch of singles in swimsuits. Quebecor Content has just acquired the British format Love island.
The concept is simple and effective. The action takes place on (you guessed it) an island. As soon as they arrive, the participants pair up according to their physical preferences … and let the public decide the rest.
Through an app, viewers control the show in real time. They can create reversals or change the planned activities. The goal being to form the perfect couple from a distance, anybody can try to break up pairs by sending some candidates one-on-one, etc.
Of course, the public also votes to select the winning tandem.
Born in 2015, the series has been exported to 18 countries, including Australia, France and Germany. In England, its popularity is undeniable. In just a few seasons on ITV2, his ratings have gone from 570,000 to 5,600,000 fans.
The United States produced their own version in 2019. The second season ended in September. Due to COVID-19, the CBS network has chosen to film this new edition at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas.
Important fact to mention: this is a daily. No date of entry on the air has been determined at this time.
However, we know that the Quebec adaptation of Love island will be produced by Déferlantes, a box accustomed to big shows (The Voice, Star Academy). Applicants will be sent to the Canary Islands, this Spanish archipelago located off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean.
For TVA, this is a new foray into the world of large-scale love reality television, after XOXO and Double occupation, which is now broadcast in Noovo.