Netflix is tripling down on its actuality TV programming by renewing its hottest exhibits and opening up casting for future programming to anybody over the age of 18 within the US, Canada, United Kingdom, or Eire, the company announced Monday.
Anybody who meets that standards can submit a one-minute video on Netflix’s new dedicated reality TV site. The applying can be utilized for a number of exhibits on Netflix’s present slate, from baking competitions like Nailed It! to saucier romantic choices like Love is Blind. (Netflix additionally affords the choice to use to all of its exhibits without delay if you happen to want a extra “spaghetti meets wall” strategy.)
Netflix can be renewing a number of of its most well-known exhibits, all the higher to fill with the brand new assortment of randos it finds on-line. Organized marriage docuseries Indian Matchmaking and meals competitors The American Barbecue Showdown are each getting renewed for second seasons, whereas The Circle has been renewed for 2 extra seasons of aggressive catfishing. When it comes to new actuality TV, Netflix is casting for a brand new collection it calls Roaring Twenties targeted on, you guessed it, twenty-year-olds residing collectively. The official, solely marginally extra informative description follows:
Roaring Twenties is the coming-of-age story of eight twenty-somethings who got down to discover success in life and love in Austin, Texas whereas studying to navigate the ‘new normal’ of 2020’s America. Dwelling collectively and leaning on one another, they expertise the highs and lows that include being an grownup. In spite of everything, your twenties are a loopy, bizarre, and particular time in your life, and also you solely get to dwell them as soon as.
Leaning in even more durable into actuality TV appears to make lots of sense for Netflix. Compared to an enormous buzzy, costly property like The Witcher — which reportedly cost around $10 million per episode — actuality TV is cheaper to provide however can nonetheless stand out from the extra fundamental fare discovered on community TV attributable to Netflix’s ad-free expertise. The weirdness and specificity of Netflix’s premises can be a energy, Vulture writes. It creates some pure buzz (how might one thing as odd as Sexy Beasts not?) and affords a bit one thing for everybody. With an excellent broader internet for casting, now Netflix can doubtlessly use a bit little bit of everybody, too.