Netflix has confirmed the production of South Korean dating reality show Single’s Inferno 2.
The first season of the breakout reality dating show ran from December 2021 through to January 2022, and had a global audience hooked almost right from the start of the season. The show was set on ‘Hell Island’, a remote island where single participants travelled in search of romance and had to couple up.
Thanks to the popularity of the show, many of its participants rose to stardom, the most famous of whom was content creator Song Ji-A. However, her promising career later crumbled when she was discovered to be wearing fake designer goods.
What can you expect from season two? A lot more heat, Netflix promises.
The streaming platform will also be reportedly recruiting participants via its official social media channels. In a previous interview with Netflix, producer, Kim Na-Hyun also revealed that she “hope another batch of charming contestants will apply”.
“We searched hashtags on social media #girlswhoworkout or #guyswhoworkout, which seemed to be trending,” says Kim. “I thought they would fit well with the show’s setting on the hot summer beach. There were also a lot of people who applied after seeing our recruitment posters. We received recommendations from friends of friends and reached out to PR teams in colleges and companies as well. When we needed something new, we even went out to the streets and handed out flyers.”
Stay tuned for more updates on the release date and cast.
This article was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. Additional reporting: Shazrina Shamsudin