Red Arrow’s Kiss Bang Love Headed to FYI


MUNICH: FYI in the U.S. has commissioned Red Arrow International’s dating format Kiss Bang Love, from the creators of Married at First Sight.

Production on the ten-episode series from Red Arrow Entertainment Group company Kinetic Content (Married at First Sight USA) will begin immediately. Each episode follows a new man or woman who meets ten potential mates and must choose his or her favorite based on kissing while blindfolded, sensory perceptions and intimate conversations. Two final matches will go on romantic dates before a final decision is made. The series is hosted by Married at First Sight relationship and communication expert Rachel DeAlto, who will provide guidance and advice to the singles throughout the show.

“FYI continues to pioneer and re-invent the relationship genre,” said Gena McCarthy, the executive VP of programming and development at FYI. “In Kiss Bang Love, we explore whether blind physical chemistry can pre-determine romantic success.”

Henrik Pabst, the managing director of Red Arrow International, commented, “Kiss Bang Love is one of those formats that has just cut through immediately, and is really shaking up the love and dating genre. This kind of noisy social experiment is increasingly in demand by broadcasters, and we are delighted that American audiences will be able to experience the show on FYI.”

Chris Coelen and Sam Dean are executive producers for Kinetic Content. McCarthy, Liz Fine and Toby Faulkner serve as executive producers for FYI. The format has been sold into more than ten territories, including Germany, Australia, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Finland. Red Arrow International distributes the format worldwide.