The Circle, an addicting reality competition show on Netflix, is all about making connections, whether they are real or not. In a fun social media strategy game, contestants don’t meet each other in person, but they have to put their best face (or “catfish identity”) forward.
Frank Grimsley decided from the start of The Circle Season 4 to compete as himself, and his plan worked. He won the competition and got the $150,000 prize. We feel like we just met the Season 4 contestants on The Circle for the first time yesterday.
Netflix has already renewed The Circle for a fifth season, and this one has an interesting twist. Learn more by reading on.
What Is The Circle Season 5 All About?
The next season of the reality show will be called “The Circle: Singles.” It will follow contestants who say they are single as they compete for the attention of their co-stars who live alone. For Season 5, some of these contestants will tell the truth, while others will pretend to be singleton to win the cash prize.
One of them will be Shubham “Shubi” Goel, who did well in Season 1 of The Circle. As these people try to be named the most influential, they expect more hookups, more fights, and a lot of surprises.
The Circle Season 5: Release Date
Mark your calendar and set an alarm because the season 5 premiere of The Circle will be on Netflix on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. Like the seasons before it, the fifth season is split into parts. On Dec. 28, the first batch of episodes will be released.
There hasn’t been an official release date or the number of episodes yet, but we expect that each batch will come out every week and that there will be a total of 13 episodes.
Contestants in Season 5 of The Circle
For the first time in the program’s history, only single people or people who prefer to say they are single were allowed to apply. On December 9, 2022, the names of the first 12 competitors were made public. During this fifth tour of The Circle, eight new players make solo accounts to find catfish, make new friends, and use second chances.
The following people have been officially invited to compete:
- Billie-Jean Blackett
- Brett Robinson
- Brian Clark
- Chaz Lawery
- Marvin Achi
- Oliver Twixt
- Raven Sutton
- Sam Carmona
- Tasia Lesley
- Tom Houghton
- Xanthi Perdikomatis
How Do Things Work in the Circle?
In The Circle, people from all walks of life compete against each other in separate apartments in the same building. Their only friend is “The Circle,” a voice-activated platform that lets them talk to other contestants.
But if they only use their profile to show who they are, they can be anyone they want, whether it’s themselves, a different version of themselves, or someone completely different.
The Circle Season 5: Trailer
The Circle is back, and this season, with the kissy face emoji, it’s going down in the DMs, according to the official slogan in the 1:32-minute official video for the new season, which came out on December 12, 2022.
How Do People Get Eliminated from the Circle?
During the season, the contestants are asked to rank their fellow contestants on a regular basis. People who finish in the first place are called “Influencers,” and it’s up to them to decide who should be kicked out of the game. Once they have decided, that player is “blocked” and must leave his or her apartment. But before they leave, they can go see any other contestant they want and record a video that shows who they are.
When there are only four or five people left, they are given a final score before they meet face-to-face. The winner of the game and the $150,000 prize that comes with it is the person who comes in first in the final ranking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Will Host Season 5 of The Circle?
We do know that actress and comedian Michelle Bureau, who has been hosting the show for a long time and has a lot of experience, will lead participants and people watching at home through the fifth season when it starts in late December. Buteau has been in movies like Moonshot, Clerks III, Crush, and Marry Me in 2022. Netflix has confirmed that he will be back to keep the singles in line and make sure the reality show stays on track.
Does The Circle have a Script?
Like every other reality show, the actors don’t have to memorise lines or do multiple takes to get a scene just right. Instead, producers give them nudges and suggestions on angles, just like in any other show. And don’t even start talking about editing. They are definitely editing and arranging the footage to show exactly what they want.