‘Love Is Blind’ Sets Season 5 Premiere On Netflix – WATCH

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First comes the pods, then comes marriage, then comes the Love Is Blind: After the Altar reunion special. A year after (some of) the couples got married in the Love Is Blind season 4 finale, the entire pod squad came back together to catch up, share where they're at now, and play a game of flag football in three extra episodes (available now on Netflix). And while the marriages are already a year old, there's still plenty of pod drama that unfolds.
Love Is Blind already filmed season 3, set to air in 2023

Netflix announced that the reality dating show hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Love is Blind will premiere the first four episodes of Season 5 on Friday, Sept. 22. Episodes 5-7 will drop on Sept. 29, followed by Episodes 8-9 on Oct. 6 and the finale wedding ceremonies on Oct. 13.

The upcoming season of Love Is Blind will follow singles in Houston, Texas. As they get to know each other in pods and choose to marry without first meeting their partner in person. Over several weeks, the newly engaged couples will live together and plan their nuptials, also deciding whether their bond is strong enough to survive in the real world.

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Love Is Blind follows a series of single men and women from one specific metropolitan area (most recently Seattle in Season 4) as they go on blind speed dates within adjoined rooms called “pods,” getting engaged without ever seeing one another face to face.

The hugely popular show, hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey, was among the most streamed series in April on Netflix, just behind No. 1 The Night Agent.

What was to be a live reunion special to close out Season 4 did not happen due to “technical difficulties” and aired some 19 hours later, but the special, taped in front of an in-person audience, pulled strong ratings with 6.5 million viewers, according to Netflix.

REUNION

Nick and Vanessa Lachey will reunite the cast for the first time since their mid-season breakups in the Live is Blind: The Reunion set to premiere on Sunday, October 15 at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT.

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Meet the cast

Love Is Blind showrunner explains why season 5 is the best yet

It’s time to go back in the pods with an all-new group of singles ready to fall in love sight unseen. And if you thought season 4 of Love Is Blind was wild, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Showrunner Chris Coelen tells EW that season 5 (premiering Sept. 22 with the first four episodes), which takes the pods to Houston, Texas, will be the best installment of Netflix’s reality dating experiment. 

“Even better than season 4,” he promises. “It’s a very different season than any season that we’ve ever done. It is completely unpredictable. And the exciting thing about Love Is Blind is that it’s all real. The show and the experiment continues to surprise me.”

While Coelen is remaining tight-lipped about what makes season 5 so different, he does reveal that “there’s multiple firsts” that happen that shocked him during filming.

“There are really incredible twists and turns, and it’s none of our doing,” he says. “That’s the great thing about the show, we just follow what’s going on. It’s not like we set out any season to be like, ‘This is the season that … ‘ It’s interesting to hear people say about season 3 [that] ‘some of the guys were less ready [for marriage] than they should have been,’ but it certainly wasn’t our intention to end up having it be any certain way. With the ‘the mean girls’ in season 4, we never know what’s going to happen, and that, to me, is what is endlessly fascinating about the show. We just follow whatever happens, and there’s so many different dimensions of people that it’s going to give you different things every season. We don’t control or produce in any way — it’s very much kind of like an eventized documentary in a way.”

As for what fans can expect from this new cast? 

The 10-episode season is, of course, once again hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, and the usual format hasn’t changed: Singles date in the pods, get engaged without meeting in person, go on a honeymoon trip, and move in together before ultimately walking down the aisle just a few weeks later to either get married or break up. But Coelen teases some surprises are in store as well.

“There’s unexpected love triangles that you don’t see coming, there is some very intense and surprising relationship history that’s unearthed, and there’s some shocking revelations that happen that nobody in the cast sees coming,” he says. 

Plus … more viral meme moments too! The infamous wine-drinking dog, fake tears, and pod nap are about to get some company.

“There certainly are those moments on the show again,” Coelen says. “The one I’m thinking of, in particular, gives too much away in terms of one of the storylines, but it’s great. There’s so many memorable characters. Sometimes you find love in the least expected places.”

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Love Is Blind was renewed through Season 5 back in March 2022.

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