Endemol Shine Germany Preps Love IRL


Endemol Shine Germany, part of Banijay Germany, is set to produce the local adaptation of Love IRL for VOX.

“This format provides an in-depth examination of virtual dating,” said Fabian Tobias, managing director of Endemol Shine Germany. “Meeting online may be becoming the norm, but can you really connect with someone if you never meet? Each couple has their own story and reasoning for only interacting online, so bringing them together creates beautiful, moving and heartwarming, once-in-a-lifetime introductions.”

Love IRL brings couples together who have met online but have yet to meet face-to-face. This reality-based series sets up their first in-person meeting in an extraordinary location, where the couples must decide if there is a romantic spark and if they would like to spend more time together.

Banijay has secured the format rights for Love IRL in a number of markets, including the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Flanders in Belgium. Originally created by Studio 89 Productions and distributed by M6 Formats (both M6 Group companies), Et si on se rencontrait? (Love IRL) has been confirmed for a second season in France.