Over the past decade, reality tv has faced numerous existential threats. Some of these include a change in taste of the audience, lack of viewership, and the ever-growing popularity of prestige cable, among others. But the most significant of them include the rising influence of social media. The only saving grace of these reality shows is Skill-based Competition.
Then comes a turning point in the reality tv industry, when Netflix introduced The Circle, the first one-of-its-kind reality show, which presents an unusual yet compelling mixture of competition and social media in a reality show. This flawed but interesting reality show is taking the reality tv industry by storm.
Season 3 Release Date
The Circle follows the contestants’ journey as they move into their apartments in the same complex, completely isolated from the outer world, with the condition that they cannot see other contestants face-to-face. Instead, they can communicate through a specially-designed social media app called The Circle. This app gives them a chance to portray themselves differently as they please. This trick is known as catfishing. Throughout the show, the players rate each other based on their personalities. The lowest-rated player will be blocked, which means they will be eliminated from the show.
The highest-rated player in the finale will be rewarded a cash prize of 100,000 USD, and the fan-favorite player will be rewarded 10,000 USD. Season 2 of the much-loved show premiered on April 14 and has been a hit ever since. Right after the finale on May 5, fans have been waiting for next season. However, it is safe to say now that their wait is over. The Circle makers announced that season 3 of the show would be released during the fall of 2021; that’s much sooner than fans expected. Earlier, it seemed that season 3 would be out in September 2021.
However, as per the list issued by Netflix regarding shows to be out in September, which includes Money Heist, Sex Education, Lucifer, and more, The Circle was not on the list. Now, it is expected to be out in October or November 2021. Season 3 of the Netflix original series will be released every week, in the same manner as season 2. Most likely, the shoot was completed in the same location as season 1, in the building in Salford, UK, known as Adelphi Wharf 1.
The gloriously chaotic Netflix original reality series, The Circle, is basking in the praises from everyone. Owing to such an overwhelming response, makers of the show have confirmed seasons 4 and 5 of the series. In an official press release, Netflix confirmed that fans would not be waiting for long since seasons 4 and 5 are on and will be revived soon after season 3. Makers assured that upcoming seasons would be full of twists and turns as the contestants strategize to win the ultimate cash prize. While waiting for upcoming seasons, fans can binge-watch seasons 1 and 2, available on Netflix. Stay tuned for more.