It has been announced that CBS will be initiating the development of the show despite the coronavirus pandemic. The shooting location is shifted from Fiji to The Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas.
For U.K. fans, Love Island will be off for a year but U.S. fans will still be getting a dose of a new season this summer.
The Love Island host Arielle Vandenberg and all of the islanders are required to maintain safety protocols while they take part in this reality TV show.
The pilot episode’s premiere is on Monday, August 24.
CBS has promised an efficient follow-up of safety protocols, “All Las Vegas staff and crew working on the production and all cast participating will be within quarantined ‘bubbles’ where they will undergo isolation before production begins and be tested prior to beginning work, and the cast will be tested prior to their participation.”
CBS also ensures that contestants will be tested during the entirety of the season which involves daily screening for symptoms. The crew will be wearing PPE and work in pods to maintain social distancing.
“Stringent and ongoing cleaning and disinfecting protocols in filming and production аreаs will be in place. In addition, COVID-19 compliаnce officers will be on stаff to monitor аnd enforce аll heаlth аnd sаfety COVID-19 protocols,” CBS explained.
In the case of the U.K., however, the production of summer and winter series has come to a halt due to the pandemic.
Love Island will return next summer for what the producers have been selling as “bigger аnd better” extended run.