Netflix is ramping up its reality TV output, with a new series commission, several renewals and its “largest reality casting call ever.”
The new series on the streamer’s reality slate is Roaring Twenties, which is produced by Eureka Productions, with Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, David Tibballs, Wes Dening, and Ian Gelfand serving as executive producers.
The series is described as a “coming-of-age story” for eight twenty-somethings who set out to find success in life and love in Austin, Texas while learning to navigate the ‘new normal’ of 2020’s America. Living together and leaning on each other, they experience the highs and lows that come with being an adult.
Netflix has meanwhile recommissioned The Circle for two more seasons. The Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group-produced competition series, which debuts its third season this fall, will also be returning for seasons 4-5.
Dating series Indian Matchmaking, from Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation, has also been picked up for a second season by the streamer, as has food competition series The American Barbecue Showdown, from Maverick TV USA and All3Media America.
Brandon Riegg, the streamer’s VP of unscripted and documentary series, meanwhile unveiled a widespread casting call, inviting reality TV fans to apply via NetflixReality.com for the chance to appear on one of their shows – with an initial focus on applicants from the US, Canada and the UK.
“Whether you love competition or cooking, dating or decor, style or a social experiment, we might have a show for you, either now or someday soon,” said Riegg.