25 Jun Netflix Releases Trailer for Peculiar Dating Series “Sexy Beasts”
“So, uh, I like your fin.” Netflix has a new dating show, and they want you to release your “Sexy Beast.”
Do you ever miss the confusing and outlandish reality dating shows of the early to mid-aughts? Shows like MTV’s “Next” or “Room Raiders,” where boundaries are pushed and limits are tested? Well, Netflix is bringing that back, with “Sexy Beasts!”
There’s nothing like watching wild relationships unfold on your TV screen.
With so many high-concept, unconventional projects Netflix hauls out, it’s a no-brainer the streaming service would produce something this bizarre. Just like “Love is Blind,” or “The Circle,” Netflix’s new reality show is outside the box. On “Sexy Beasts,” contestants are transformed into anthropomorphic “beasts.”
“I wanna get married, I wanna have babies before I’m like 26 — do you have health insurance?” a contestant in a Panda costume swiftly asks her date in bull costume.
“Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test,” reads the shows synopsis.
Of course, this is evident in the trailer for the new series!
Right as each contestant decked in beastly costumes introduced themselves to their respective dates, a voiceover asks, “Could you fall in love with someone based on personality alone?”
Contestants are then seen bowling, riding roller coasters, and even hatchet throwing. The contestant in their centered episode will have to choose between three partners they see fit to go on a second date. Then, both pairs will reveal their identities to one another once a winner is selected.
The series is based on the BBC show of the same name, originally airing on channel 4 in the U.K. back in 2014.
Now, Netflix has ordered two seasons, both containing six episodes. The first part will be released on the streaming service on July 21, and the second season will be released later this year. The seasons will feature 48 different makeup creations in all.
Comedian Rob Delaney of Amazon’s “Catastrophe” will narrate the series.