24 FEB 2022

Peacock to air two seasons of "Love Island"

The dating show, produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, aired on CBS for the past three seasons. Its next two seasons will be offered by Peacock following competitive talks between the two streamers.

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Peacock secured rights to debut two seasons of the popular dating show "Love Island" following competitive business discussions with CBS. The last three seasons of the ITV Entertainment production were offered on CBS. “As we continue to make Peacock a destination for must-watch original programming, partnering with a global powerhouse like ITV enables us to build on their internationally beloved formats to attract all new fans to the platform,” Susan Rovner, Chairman Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement.

The NBCUniversal-owned streaming platform has picked up two seasons of Love Island, with the first set to air in the summer. The two-season order is comprised of over 80 episodes, the first of which will premiere this summer with multiple episodes airing weekly in real time. The unscripted competition series will be filmed in California, and NBC is hoping it will bring international audiences into the streaming service. The first three seasons of Love Island USA can be streamed on Paramount+. The original series, ITV’s Love Island, and Love Island Australia can be streamed on Hulu.

“This really is an unprecedented deal for an unscripted brand,” ITV America CEO David George said. “Peacock and NBCU are the perfect home for Love Island because of their strategy to grow the show, utilizing the greater NBCU television portfolio and other platforms to help propel the series. That dedication, coupled with a two-season commitment on Peacock, sealed the deal. We’re incredibly excited to elevate the show through a bold new collaboration.”

In "Love Islando," Islanders will be tempted and must decide if they’ll stay with their current partner or “recouple” with someone new while staying in a villa. Viewers will be able to have a say in who stays and who goes home. The title's cast, schedule, and location details will be announced at a later time.“The series took pop culture by storm after the UK format found fans across the world, and we are thrilled to be able to bring an all-new version to Peacock this summer anchoring our unscripted slate,” Jenny Groom, EVP Entertainment Unscripted Content for NBC Entertainment, said.

This really is an unprecedented deal for an unscripted brand. Peacock and NBCU are the perfect home for Love Island because of their strategy to grow the show, utilizing the greater NBCU television portfolio and other platforms to help propel the series. That dedication, coupled with a two-season commitment on Peacock, sealed the deal. We’re incredibly excited to elevate the show through a bold new collaboration.” David George CEO, ITV America