Everyone knows that Love Island has returned to our TV screens this summer, but have you heard about ‘Murder Love Island’? ITV2 are rumoured to have created a new show which will also be airing during summer 2021. The show has been nicknamed ‘Murder Love Island’ due to its similarities to the iconic dating show Love Island. The new show will officially be called Killer Camp, and it will follow the traditional Love Island narrative, but with a horror-infused murder mystery plot twist.
What Will Happen on Murder Love Island?
Twelve contestants will take part in the show. They will all live together for a duration of five nights in a holiday lakeside lodge in a remote Estonian forest. It was inspired by the cult show American Horror Story: 1984, which was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. There will be a ‘killer’ amongst the contestants. This ‘killer’ will be attempting to ‘kill’ the other contestants in order to win the show. The methods of killing are promised to be dramatic and entertaining for the viewers. The contestants must try and work out who the ‘killer’ is to avoid being eliminated from the show whilst also trying to avoid being ‘killed’ themselves.
How is it similar to Love Island?
There are many core similarities between Love Island and Killer Camp. In Killer Camp, whilst avoiding the ‘killer’, the primary goal is the same as Love Island: to get to know the other contestants and ultimately to find love. Much like Love Island, a cash prize will also be at stake for the winners of the show. It has not yet been revealed whether this prize will be the same amount as Love Island (£50k) or a higher or lower sum.
Who will take part?
Similar to the latest season of Too Hot To Handle, it has been confirmed that the twelve contestants will hail from both the US and the UK. However, none of the contestant’s identities have been announced as of yet. The host is rumoured to be Canadian stand-up comedian Bobby Mair. Mair has appeared on many TV shows, such as Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat The Small Stuff, Virtually Famous, and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He also has his own series, Bobby and Harriet: Get Married, with his wife, Harriet Kemsley.
When will it air?
The show was trialled back in 2019, as a one-off Halloween Special. It aired on the five consecutive nights leading up to Halloween at 9 pm every night on ITV2. ITV decided to transform it into a regular series since the pilot received such positive ratings and favourable feedback. The pandemic meant that filming for the show had to be cancelled in 2020. Therefore, the first season of the show was considerably delayed. However, it is now thought that filming and production for the show are well underway, but a release date has not yet been confirmed.