'Sexy Beasts': Date, cast, host and how to watch Netflix's bizarre blind dating show
There's no dearth of dating shows on television. From shows like 'Love Island' and 'The Bachelor' franchise that features people falling in love on the show and deciding the fate of their relationship, to more edgy shows like 'Temptation Island' where the relationship is put to an ultimate test of loyalty - there's something for everyone.
Netflix's upcoming dating show 'Sexy Beasts' is the newest addition to the crowded dating shows mix. Its USP is centered around answering the age-old question - is love really blind? While most people proudly proclaim that personality and shared common interests are the top criteria when it comes to choosing a partner, deep down everybody knows that looks are equally important. Sometimes it may take precedence over even personality and shared interests. 'Sexy Beasts' will be putting this to test to see if the singles featured on the show are really all about personality or it's just empty talk. This upcoming show can be simply summed up as when 'The Masked Singer' meets 'Dating Around'. Read on to know more about the newest addition to the roster of Netflix's dating shows.
Air time and how to watch
'Sexy Beasts' is scheduled to premiere on July 21st on Netflix. The network has greenlit the show for two seasons. Both seasons will have six episodes each, which was filmed in the US and the UK in 2020 during the pandemic. The second season is expected to release towards the end of the year. Viewers can subscribe to the streaming platform for watching the series. Netflix is available to use through multiple platforms and devices as long as you have a subscription with them. The streaming service also lets you use their app on multiple devices, depending on your plan.
Singles from across the US and UK are completely transformed using makeup and prosthetics to look like anthropomorphic animals. They are then sent out on a date. Each episode will feature a single person on a quest to find their perfect partner just based on their personality. They are presented with three potential love interests, who are disguised by the elaborate makeup too. In the end, the single will be able to see the face of their chosen match.
Netflix describes the show as, "Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.." The trailer released by Netflix gives us some idea of what we are in store for. The trailer opens with a person in Panda makeup out on a date with a Bull. The Panda expresses her keen desire to get married before she turns 26, so she's all about business. Without wasting any time, she asks Bull if he has health insurance. In another scene, we see a person in bug makeup explain how personality is of utmost importance to him while choosing his partner. In sharp contrast to the bug, a person in Beaver makeup declares that an ass is the first thing he looks for, and personality comes second.
As expected we see a few couples falling head over heels in love with each other, while the question of their looks still looms over their head, One of the singles wonders about the fate of their relationship if the partner chosen by them doesn't like or isn't attracted to the other person's looks. Guess we will have to watch the show to see if personality really trumps over looks. Over the two seasons, 48 unique makeup designs were created, with each designed especially for the show’s contributors by prosthetic artist Kristyan Mallet.
The list of singles who will be appearing on 'Sexy Beasts' has been kept under the wraps. The show will be narrated by 'Catastrophe' star and comedian Rob Delaney.
'Sexy Beasts' is executive produced by Lion TV’s director of entertainment Simon Welton of 'Horrible Histories' and 'Big Brother' fame, and produced by Sarah Clarke of 'Body Fixers' fame. The series is directed by Sam Campbell of 'The Circle' fame. Welton said, "Making ‘Sexy Beasts’ for Netflix has been an incredibly exciting process. 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 play along to discover who’ll fall in love with who, and what our cast all really look like.”
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