“Love Island,” the popular reality dating show that’s been a runaway success in the U.K., Australia, and the U.S., is getting its first ever spinoff on Peacock. The new series, dubbed “Love Island Games,” will launch in fall 2023 and will feature former Islanders from all three countries in a whole new version of the show.
Per Deadline, “Love Island Games” will stage team and couples’ challenges while still incorporating all the elements viewers love from the original series. We’re talking bombshell arrivals, shock recouplings, elimination ceremonies, and more. This should retain the interest of diehard fans while introducing some new elements into the competition.
It’s believed that the spinoff will kick off just after season five of the U.S. version of “Love Island” finishes. The show moved over to Peacock after spending its first three seasons on CBS. Its fourth season is said to have been the streaming service’s most-watched reality competition series, which is pretty impressive.
Who will be in “Love Island Games”?
While it would be great to know if we can expect to see some of our favorite faces in the “Love Island” spinoff, we don’t yet know who will be cast. Given that the project was just greenlit, it’s unlikely the lineup has been finalized just yet.
That being said, there are a few islanders that fans would love to see back in the villa for another go-round. For instance, many have called for a return of Ovie Soko, while others want to see Maura Higgins and Chloe Burrows go back. Given that most of the couples on the show haven’t gone the distance, that leaves the door pretty wide open for some big names to give it a second go.
When will “Love Island Games” premiere?
While “fall 2023” is pretty vague, that’s sadly all the information we have at the moment about when we can expect “Love Island Games” to hit our screen. As Peacock cements the idea further, we should hear more in the coming months.
And don’t worry that you’ll have to miss out on the series if you don’t live in the U.S. Viewers in the U.K. will likely be able to stream the series via NOW TV or Sky.
“Love Island Games” will be produced by ITV Entertainment and will be executive produced by Richard Cowles, Mike Spencer, Richard Roster, David George, Adam Sher, Simon Thomas, Chet Fenster, Ben Thursby-Palmer, and Andy Cadman.