Entertainment24 August 2021
The UK has a rich history of making unscripted shows that are loved the whole world over — from The Circle to F1: Drive to Survive — and most recently with the second season of Too Hot to Handle, which had fans all over the world buzzing after its premiere in June.
Over our past couple of years at Netflix, we have been thrilled by the ideas pitched to us from production companies in the UK; ideas that are fresh, thought-provoking and playful, a perfect combination for our unscripted slate. We look for series that have a unique take on a familiar concept and put innovative twists on shows that you wouldn’t find anywhere else, so that we can deliver something truly original.
And today we are so excited to announce three new unscripted shows from the UK for our members across the globe.
The line-up includes a monstrous new VFX dance competition that gives talented budding dancers a chance to perform like no one’s watching, a reality series that puts a group of failure-to-launch youngsters through their paces in a wilderness camp, and a dating show with a seriously uncomfortable twist. Get all the details below.
Speaking of dating, we’re also excited to confirm today that everyone’s favourite no-dating dating series will be back soon! Too Hot to Handle season 3 will launch early in the new year. The forecast this winter is looking hotter than ever...
Our three new reality and entertainment series:
SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN Synopsis: Snowflake Mountain is a funny, warm-hearted reality show which takes a bunch of clueless kidults who aren’t yet living to their full potential and puts them through their paces at a wilderness survival retreat to try and kickstart them into standing on their own two feet. The back-to-basics camp is a rude awakening to just how pampered their lives have been so far. At stake is a transformative cash prize for the lucky winner. There’s no running water, no parents to wait on them, and, worst of all, no Wi-Fi. But, by connecting to nature, they’ll learn to graduate as fully-functioning adults. The series, which was filmed in the Lake District (North West England), features an international cast. Production company: Naked (a Fremantle label) Executive Producers: Cal Turner and Jo Harcourt-Smith Series Producers: Andy Cullen, Nick Walker, Cherry Sandhu
DANCE MONSTERS Synopsis: Dance Monsters is a large-scale dancing competition with a monster twist, giving a colourful global stage to people passionate about dance, as they compete in a way they’ve never been able to before. Through the power of VFX, live motion capture and facial recognition, competitors will transform into loveable and fantastical dance monsters that come to life in front of an expert panel of judges and a live studio audience. It’s hugely ambitious, with a heartfelt journey at its core as we see what happens when you really can dance like no one’s watching. For their time on stage they get to escape reality, become something truly extraordinary and stand out from the crowd. Recorded in Hampshire, UK. Production company: Lime Pictures Executive producers: Sarah Tyekiff, Andrew Jackman and Tamsin Dodgson.
DATED AND RELATED Synopsis: Imagine having to think about your sibling dating - how they flirt, how they treat their partners, and what their signature moves are. In this brand-new reality dating series, pairs of siblings will be seeing each other’s love life up close and personal as they search for ‘the one’ together. Having the person who knows you better than anyone should help you navigate the tricky world of dating. But will they act as the ultimate wingman and help you find love? Or scupper your plans and call you out on all your bullsh*t? Either way it might just be Awkward. As. Hell. Filmed in France with an international cast. Production company: Great Scott Media and Main Event Media (All3Media labels) Executive Producers For Great Scott Media: Leon Wilson, Ed Sleeman and Saul Fearnley For Main Event Media: Jimmy Fox (EP) and Emily Bon (co-EP)
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