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[10/08/18 - 03:19 PM]
Netflix to Adapt UK Unscripted Sensation "The Circle" with Three Local Versions for Countries Around the World
Contestants live in separate apartments in a single building and do not meet face-to-face during the competition.







CIRCLE, THE (NETFLIX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/8/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Netflix will bring UK unscripted sensation The Circle to its members worldwide, with three all-new local versions of the social media competition series featuring players from three different countries, including the United States. The Circle is an innovative popularity contest and social experiment inspired by the experience of using social media. The format was created by All3Media's Studio Lambert and recently co-produced by Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group for the UK's Channel 4. Since launching on Channel 4 in September, the UK version has fascinated audiences and sparked conversations around the country. 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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Studio Lambert