‘Love Island’ US moves from CBS to Peacock with two-season pick-up

The US version of ITV Studios dating format Love Island is moving from CBS to Peacock, with the NBCUniversal-owned streamer ordering two new seasons.

The show, which ran for three seasons on CBS, is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company, and based on the UK format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group.

The format is an unscripted reality romance and competition series in which a group of “glamorous singles” look for love while living together in a beautiful villa.

“While in the villa, temptations rise and the Islanders must decide if they want to remain with their current partner or “recouple” with someone new,” said Peacock.

Throughout the season, those who are not coupled up will be at risk of leaving the villa. Viewers watching at home will also have a chance to weigh in on who stays and who goes home.

These new seasons will be filmed in California in the US and include more than 80 episodes, with the first run expected to debut this summer, which multiple episodes debuting weekly in real time.

Cast details are yet to be announced so it is unclear if host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matt Hoffman will be returning to the show.

Jenny Groom, NBCU’s EVP entertainment, unscripted content, commented: “Love Island is a highly addictive dating format that is primed for a streaming service like Peacock where we can push boundaries and bring viewers steamy and dramatic twists.

“The series took pop culture by storm after the UK format found fans across the world, and we are thrilled to be able to bring an all-new version to Peacock this summer anchoring our unscripted slate.”

“This really is an unprecedented deal for an unscripted brand,” added ITV America CEO David George. “Peacock and NBCU are the perfect home for Love Island because of their strategy to grow the show, utilizing the greater NBCU television portfolio and other platforms to help propel the series. That dedication, coupled with a two-season commitment on Peacock, sealed the deal.”

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