If you can’t get enough of reality television romance, there will soon be more to come later this fall. Peacock has announced the green light for the first spinoff of the international sensation, “Love Island.” The new spinoff, “Love Island Games,” will premiere on the streamer later this fall. According to Peacock, the new show will bring the fan-favorite “Islanders” from across the globe for a new competition-based television format.
This will mark the first-ever spinoff of the reality T.V. cultural phenomenon.
Peacock Announces ‘Love Island Games’ Competition Show
According to the official press release from Peacock, the new spinoff will be a cross-franchise event that will bring fan-favorite Islanders from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and more for a second shot at love. They will compete in a brand-new competition format, with the winners crowned the “Love Island Games champions.”
Peacock describes the show as a “cheeky new iteration” where “romance will meet reality.” The Islanders will face both team and couples-based challenges while at the same time having to navigate dating, eliminations, recoupling, and dramatic new arrivals.
On paper, the concept and premise sound a lot like the short-lived dating competition reality show, “Love in the Wild,” which ran on NBC from 2011-2012. The show only lasted for two seasons, but the concept and idea behind the show sound similar.
The first season of “Love Island Games” will debut after the upcoming fifth season of “Love Island USA” on Peacock. The fourth season became Peacock’s most-watched original reality competition series in the streamer’s history. It’s currently streaming now on Peacock.
The show has become so popular across the globe that it now has 26 versions airing overseas. “Love Island Games” will bring back some of the most memorable Islanders across the show’s history and put them all together under one roof.
Peacock will announce casting, schedule, and location details later. The series is being produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment with David George, Adam Sher, Simon Thomas, Andy Cadman, and Ben Thursby-Palmer attached as executive producers, along with Tom Tom Gould, Richard Cowles, Mike Spencer, Richard Foster, and Chet Fenster. The show’s format is owned by Lifted Entertainment and GroupM Motion Entertainment, with distribution by ITV Studios.
All four “Love Island USA” seasons are available to stream now on Peacock. Season 5 and “Love Island Games” will premiere on the streamer at a later date TBA.