Love Island has figured out a way to start production and bring the series to CBS but the show won’t take place on an island. The cast and crew are headed to a Las Vegas resort where they will be quarantined during filming.
A dating reality TV series, Love Island is based on the British show of the same name. On the matchmaking program, single “Islanders” meet and romance each other, hoping to form a relationship. “Islanders” who don’t manage to become part of a couple are at risk for elimination. From time to time, the show introduces new people to the mix to shake things up. The two contestants who are still part of a couple at the season’s end win the game and the chance to leave with both love and a cash prize.
Vulture revealed the following about how things are being handled:
“While precise details surrounding the production are scant, CBS and ITV will require everyone associated with Love Island, including the show’s cast and all crew members, to be quarantined prior to the start of production. As with the daytime soap operas currently in production at ABC and CBS, cast and crew will be tested for COVID-19 before and during production; crew members will work in pods to limit interaction between them.”
A premiere date for the series has not yet been revealed, but CBS has stated that things could happen quickly once filming has begun. Quarantine might be the only delay at this point. The hope is that the show could have a late summer premiere.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Love Island series? Will you watch season two of this CBS series?