The Circle Recommissioned By Netflix

Ground-breaking reality gameshow The Circle has been recommissioned by Netflix for a further two seasons of the US version, it was announced today (TUES). 

The format, which was created by Studio Lambert and is co-produced by Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group, will see host Michelle Buteau return as all new contestants and catfish enter The Circle vying for the $100K prize - but new strategies, challenges, and twists are in store for the next two U.S. seasons.

In the game where players are asked ‘who would you be to win’, who will be the next winner to follow Joey Sasso’s triumph in the first season?

Tim Harcourt, Creative Director at Studio Lambert said: “We were delighted the US version was such a hit with Netflix subscribers and critics.  The Brazilian version for Netflix was recently released and has generated a lot of interest there and next month the French version will drop.  The fun, warmth and strategy of the game appears to have a global appeal.”

Richard Foster, CEO of Motion Content Group added: “We are really excited about the recommission and to be working with Netflix again for a further two series of The Circle. We are looking forward to seeing the upcoming cast and stories unfold.”

The series is executive produced by Tim Harcourt for Studio Lambert and Richard Foster and Chet Fenster for Motion Content Group.


Note to Editors:

About Studio Lambert

Studio Lambert is a fast -growing production company based in London, Manchester and Los Angeles producing high-quality scripted and unscripted series established in 2008 by Stephen Lambert, creator of many well-known global formats.

Recent and current Studio Lambert productions include The Nest starring Martin Compton and Sophie Rundle for BBC One and the second series of Race Across The World for BBC Two.  The company has made several versions of The Circle for Netflix – an American version which has just been recommissioned for two more seasons, a Brazilian version released this month and a French version which will be released in April.  Studio Lambert won the Best Independent Production award at last month’s Broadcast Awards.

About Motion Content Group

Motion Content Group invests in premium content to create value and opportunities for partners and advertisers combining entertainment, media and advertising.  Motion uses its expertise, innovation and global infrastructure to fund, develop, produce & distribute both owned and third-party licensed content. Partnering with the world’s leading producers and distributors to deliver premium content to network and platforms, supporting their editorial, creative and commercial requirements.  Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 29 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally.  


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