If you’re anything like us, you binge-watched Love Is Blind in a day and are in desperate need of more Pod action from Netflix’s wildest social experiment. As luck would have it, Love Is Blind season 2 is confirmed, which means that Vanessa and (obviously) Nick Lachey will be back to match some singles for another messy season of reality TV.
Love Is Blind, which premiered on Netflix in February, follows about two dozen singles who date without ever seeing who they’re talking two. The first two episodes follows the singles in Pods, where they can only hear (but not) see each other. Those who fall in love, get engaged—still sight unseen—while those who don’t find match are sent home. At the end of the Pod experiment, the engaged couples meet face-to-face for the first time and are put through a series of real-life tests (a honeymoon in Mexico, moving in together, meeting the parents) before their wedding in the finale. If a couple feels confident in their relationship, they tie the knot. If they don’t, one (or both) of them are left standing at the altar.
If it sounds messy as hell, it’s because it is. Here’s what we know about Love Is Blind season 2 so far.
A version of this post was originally published in March 2020.
Will There Be a Season 2?
Netflix confirmed in March that Love Is Blind had been renewed for seasons 2 and 3. “It’s been incredible to see Netflix members everywhere respond to the raw, authentic stories of real people and real stakes,” Netflix VP of Nonfiction Series Brandon Riegg said in a statement. “We pride ourselves on creating a favorite show for any taste, and we’re thrilled fans embraced all of these series with such enthusiasm and shared passion. We look forward to sparking more joy for our members.”
Before it was confirmed, Chris Coelen, the show’s creator, told Oprah magazine that there’s a “100 percent” possibility of a second season. “I want to see a season 2 or a season 12. Don’t you?” he said.
When’s the Release Date?
Love Is Blind season 2 won’t be on Netflix until 2021. Like most TV shows, Love Is Blind is affected by the coronavirus crisis, which shut down productions for dozens of TV shows and movies in spring 2020.
As for season 3, TVLine reported that the third season should be expected not too long after season 2, so hopefully viewers won’t have to wait another year until the third Love Is Blind season comes out.
Who’s in the Cast?
There isn’t any news on who the season 2 cast is, but Coelen told Entertainment Weekly that the show’s casting producers look for dynamic people who are genuinely interested in finding love. I think that’s really key; we want people who aren’t just doing it for the attention,” he said. “There’s certainly plenty of places for people who want to do stuff for the attention. We wanted to be really dealing with people who were genuinely interested in it.”
Where Will It Be Filmed?
Love Is Blind season 1 was filmed in Atlanta with contestants who were local to the area. Coelen explained to Entertainment Tonight that the show chose to do this to avoid any breakups because of distance. “The reason that we did that was because we wanted to give these people a real shot at making their relationships work for the long term,” he said.
For season 2, the show will film in Chicago, so Chicago singles, fill out your applications. No word on where season 3 will be filmed yet.