[Updated] Channel 4’s “The Circle” To Be Adapted for Netflix Series – UK Reality TV

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.

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23 thoughts on “[Updated] Channel 4’s “The Circle” To Be Adapted for Netflix Series – UK Reality TV

  1. Meh. Haven’t watched a second of it on C4.

    Netflix need to be careful. Most people (that I know, anyway) pay the subscription to get some quality shows, since broadcast TV is increasingly full of this tat.

    I know, they’ve a long way to go before they’re that bad, and we don’t have to watch it… but the more of this stuff they put on, the harder it is to find the good stuff. Especially since the app keeps moving around ‘My List’ and ‘Continue watching’ to make you scroll through the latest additions and ‘popular’ items.

  2. Follow up – actually unsubbed from Netflix on the back of this. To me it started out distributing quality US TV, waited until everyone was on board then started cheapening the content.

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