The Circle is a popular catfishing series that has been airing on Channel 4 in the UK, and a US version has just come to an end on Netflix. The show allows the contestants to pose as someone else as they attempt to become the most popular member of the group. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about why the series has been cancelled.
Why has The Circle been cancelled?
Channel 4 has decided not to renew the series for a fourth season, as they are keen to focus on fresh ideas.
The series proved to be a hit with fans of a younger audience and the network was proud to have worked on such a unique show.
In a statement, a Channel 4 spokesperson told Radio Times: “In much the same way as when we originally commissioned The Circle, Channel 4 has a responsibility to continually look at how we reinvent and create space for new ideas, and so we have decided not to commission the show for a fourth season.
“We’d like to thank Studio Lambert, Motion and all those involved for The Circle’s huge success over the last three series.”
The reality contest first aired back in 2018 and it was so popular that it inspired a number of international versions.
The second season of the US version has just come to an end on Netflix, and it sparked a lot of interest.
Fans in the UK were also treated to a special Stand Up To Cancer celebrity version earlier in 2021.
The third season of the original series then aired immediately after the finale of the charity special.
The iconic flats featured in The Circle have become a talking point for fans across the globe.
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Each contestant stays in a luxury apartment while they play the game, and they are not allowed to have any face-to-face contact with other players.
Instead, they are able to communicate via the social media platform known as The Circle.
The series is hosted by Emma Willis and she often gets involved in the game, throwing plenty of curveballs.
A Brazilian and French version of the series was also made, following its success.
The series has won two awards since it started airing – Best Innovative Use of Technology in Storytelling at the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards and Best Competition Reality Format at the C21 International Format Awards.
The show has been nominated for many other accolades, including two Realscreen Awards and an RTS Programme Award.
Fans will be interested to see what Channel 4 decided to air in its place next year, as the network hopes to invest in more innovative projects.
In the meantime, they are able to watch the US version on Netflix.
The Circle is available to watch on ALL4.
Published at Fri, 07 May 2021 11:09:00 +0000