If you’ve just watched the live final for Channel 4’s newest reality TV show “The Circle” then you may be excited to discover that Netflix are adapting the format for an upcoming series on the streaming service. Netflix has teamed up with Studio Lambert and Motion, the makers of the Channel 4 show, to produce three local versions from around the world including one from the USA. The other two countries are yet to be announced and it is unknown as to country availability for each regional version.
Contestants live in separate apartments in a single building and do not meet face-to-face during the competition. They communicate through a special voice-activated social media platform and rate each other frequently. Unpopular players are “blocked” and ultimately the most popular player wins a cash prize. Since they only know each other through their online dialogue and profiles, players can choose whether to present a true or fictional version of themselves. It’s a game exploring questions of honesty and trust when people can’t see each other in the flesh.
Netflix is adapting UK’s social media-based reality competition #TheCircle. In the hit series, contestants are isolated & communicate exclusively through social media so players choose whether to present a true or fictional version of themselves in their quest to win
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