Netflix’s “Ultimate: Queer Love” will have a new host. When the franchise is renewed, Joanna Garcia Swisher will direct the couple instead of Nick and Vanessa Lachey, who hosted the first season (and Netflix’s “Love Is Blind.”
“She’s in the Netflix family, and I think she’s done a great job,” said creator Chris Collen. Difference Garcia Swisher, starring in the streaming service’s “Sweet Magnolias.” “She was really eager to do it.”
While the fully-filmed all-queer series was originally set to become the second season of “Ultimate: Get Married or Move On,” creative discussions led to the idea of a spinoff instead.
“We, along with Netflix, decided to create a new franchise with ‘Ultimatum: Marry or Move On’ and ‘Ultimatum: Queer Love,’ and we felt it made sense to separate the two,” he says. “There are little differences for each show. The shows are very similar in DNA, but you know, it makes sense for us when we’re talking about going to a different host or different versions of it,” said the Kinetic Content CEO.
“Queer Love,” written by Collen, Eric Detwiler, Sarah Dilliston and Stephanie Boyriven, follows five new couples of women and non-binary people, each at a crossroads in their relationship.
On Netflix, “One partner may be ready for marriage, the other may have doubts. An ultimatum was given. And in just over eight weeks, each pair will either marry or go out, each choosing new potential partners in a life-changing opportunity to see two different futures.
Kinetic Content’s flagship show “Ultimate: Get Married or Move Out” returns for a second season with Lacheys as host; Season 1, which premiered in April, spent four weeks on Netflix’s Top 10 English TV list.