With ‘Sexy Beasts,’ Netflix debuts the strangest dating show yet.
Sexy Beasts is on its way to Netflix. Another new dating series is coming to Netflix this summer, but we guarantee it will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Today, Netflix released the debut teaser for Sexy Beasts, giving viewers their first glimpse at the new reality show. The show appears to be a mix of The Masked Singer and First Dates, and is based on a short-lived British series from 2014.
Sexy Beasts on Netflix: What We Know
The format is similar to that of a regular dating show, but with a twist. Single people looking for love are covered in heavy prosthetic make-up, making it impossible for them to see one other’s true faces or identities.
A wolf, a dolphin, a mouse, a devil, a scarecrow, and a panda are among the costumes worn by the contestants, with a wolf, a dolphin, a mouse, a devil, a scarecrow, and a panda among the costumes already recognized.
Sexy Beasts will be narrated by comedian Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), and will feature contestants from all across the world.
Each episode features a different costumed candidate seeking a spouse only on the basis of their personality. They must pick between three disguised love pairings, with their true identities revealed only after they’ve made their final decision.
Sexy Beasts has already been ordered for two seasons by Netflix. On Wednesday, July 21, the first six episodes of the first season will be released on the streaming site. Six additional episodes will be released later this year as part of the season 2 premiere. Each episode is scheduled to be around 30 minutes in length.
The original Sexy Beasts
Sexy Beasts was first broadcast by British digital channel BBC Three in 2014. The format, from All3Media International, has since been sold around the world.
The new Netflix edition looks to be even more impressive than the originals as the make-up and costume visuals are more intricate than ever before.
The show is backed by Lion TV, and the creator and executive producer Simon Welton says making this show for Netflix was an incredibly exciting process. Welton told Variety: “With an international cast featuring some truly brilliant characters, a host of prosthetics which look extraordinary in 4K and with Rob Delaney narrating, the viewers are in for a real treat.
“I hope the show puts a smile on peoples’ faces as they. This is a brief summary.