Channel 4 Orders Relationship Format The Nevermets


Channel 4 has lined up the new six-part series The Nevermets, which explores what happens when people in long-distance relationships meet in person for the first time.

From Wall To Wall and Motion Content Group, the series will follow Brits who have all fallen madly in love online as they each make the potentially life-changing decision to cross international waters to meet their long-distance lovers for the very first time.

Vivienne Molokwu, senior commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4, said, “The idea of falling in love with someone you’ve never met is unimaginable for many people, and so there’s something quite extraordinary about the cast of The Nevermets from the off. Their stories are full of hopes and dreams with potential happy endings, but they are also crammed with unavoidable jeopardy and potential heartbreak, meaning the series promises to be full of unmissable, high-emotion moments. The series is destined to be addictive viewing.”

Melissa Brown, executive producer for Wall To Wall, added, “The Nevermets is driven by a cast of incredible characters in extraordinary situations, all chasing their rainbow for a big pot of love. This beautifully uncomplicated format is inspired by what’s happening around us, people falling head over heels and in relationships that aren’t tied by geographical boundaries. The series will deliver real scale, warmth and humor alongside huge reveal moments and audience play long—a guaranteed irresistible watch.”

Martin Oxley, head of formats and entertainment (U.K.) for Motion, said, “The world of online dating across international borders has brought with it amazing stories of couples falling for one another online before they have even met in real life. So the commissioning of The Nevermets and the prospect of following these romances as they are realized in a real-world setting feels both timely and destined to be compelling for Channel 4 viewers.”