Netflix Set To Make Three More Series Of The Circle

Netflix has just bought the rights to Channel 4's hit reality series, The Circle, and it plans to make three new local versions.

The social media experiment, which came to a finale on Monday evening, saw eight players communicate only through social media app The Circle, in a bid to gain popularity and win the £50k prize fund.

Players could choose to play the game as themselves, or they could create an entirely different character in order to gain the highest social ratings.

"The Circle has already proven to be a compelling, timely and buzzworthy show," said Brandon Riegg, Netflix's vice president of unscripted content.

"We think the show's combination of modern social media interaction and competition will captivate Netflix members around the world, in multiple languages, and we're delighted to partner with Studio Lambert and Motion to produce these three new local versions."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

CEO of Studio Lambert, Stephen Lambert added: "Social media has radically changed the way we make friends, conduct relationships, argue and even fall in love.

"But how truthful are our online identities? The Circle is a thought-provoking and entertaining way of exploring such questions and the chance to make different versions for Netflix's global audience was irresistible."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Monday night saw catfish 'Kate' - real name Alex - crowned as the winner of the reality series after receiving the highest points from his fellow players, bagging him the £50k prize fund.

And if that wasn't satisfying enough, Alex also won an additional £35k after being voted the viewers' favourite player.

The finale took an awkward turn when Alex came face-to-face with the other finalists, Dan, Sian and Freddy who all turned out to be their true selves.

Dan admitted he was 'fuming' to find out 'Kate' was in fact a catfish after putting his trust in her and repeatedly saving her as an influencer.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

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