Get your copper wine glasses out because Love Is Blind is getting (at least) two more seasons
If there’s anything that can unite the entire internet, it’s the deliciously trashy Netflix original dating series Love Is Blind, which took the world by storm when it premiered beginning in mid-February. Even though the reunion special aired just a few weeks ago, Netflix has already announced the news the fans of the show have been eagerly waiting for: It’s getting at least two more seasons. This is just what we needed to ease the pain (and unrelenting boredom) of social distancing.
Marie Kondo and her team will set out to tidy up a small American town in the new series, Sparking Joy! pic.twitter.com/KoC4PUkhVs
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Love Is Blind is a show that is made for the age of the novel coronavirus, because the entire concept is that couples date while maintaining a distance wide enough to slow the spread of a viral transmission. I mean, they literally have a wall between them.
Sure, the point was supposed to be to show that couples can fall in love without the physical attraction or chemistry that comes with being together in person, except Netflix went ahead and cast a bunch of models for the first season, so that theory didn’t really work out.
“It’s been incredible to see Netflix members everywhere respond to the raw, authentic stories of real people and real stakes,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix’s vice president of nonfiction series and comedy specials. “We pride ourselves on creating a favorite show for any taste, and we’re thrilled fans embraced all of these series with such enthusiasm and shared passion. We look forward to sparking more joy for our members.”
Hopefully, in the two new seasons, the show’s producers will truly test whether love is blind by giving us pod people who aren’t conventionally attractive. Give us plus size people. Give us people with disabilities. Show them dating and falling in love and actually prove the concept of the show. Hosts (and spouses) Nick and Vanessa Lachey will return for the new seasons.
Anyhoo. We don’t have a lot of details beyond that initial announcement. Love Is Blind Season 2 should be airing sometime in 2021, but production on most TV shows has been shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, so there’s probably some uncertainty there. Netflix has announced casting calls in Chicago for the next season, but we imagine they won’t be holding any casting events for quite some time, given everything that’s happening in the world. Still, this news is just what we needed to remember there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, and someday, we’ll be able to come together over trash reality TV again. In the meantime, we’ll be rewatching Season 1 to help stave off that quarantine boredom.