Reality fans, rejoice! If you’re a fan of the British reality series ‘Love Island’, you’ll be happy to know that Mzansi is getting its very own spin-off series early next year.
As ‘Love Island’ continues its global expansion, South Africa serves as the 20th territory where the brand has expanded into. The first season of Love Island South Africa is set to launch on M-Net 101 on DStv in February 2021 and will be recorded in Cape Town.
Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net CEO, says, “We at M-Net are ecstatic about partnering with ITV Studios and joining this global brand as we launch Love Island South Africa. This a continuation of M-Net’s strategy to provide premium quality shows in line with global trends.”
Maarten Meijs, President Global Entertainment, ITV Studios, adds, “The multi-channel phenomenon is having a fantastic year, travelling the world at a rapid pace. We can’t wait to see how this local adaptation will find its way to the South African viewers.”
Love Island features a group of single “Islanders” who come together in a stunning setting, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships, and, ultimately, relationships. Every few days, the Islanders must couple up – those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn’t always run smoothly. Challenges abound with new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form. In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winners, who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize of half a million rand.
Fans hoping to be a part of this exciting local spin-off, entries open on Sunday 8 November on https://m-net.dstv.com/productions.