Fboy summer is on the horizon. Another season of HBO Max’s reality dating series FBoy Island is on the horizon.
Season 1, which premiered in July 2021 and concluded the following month, followed three women — CJ Franco, Nakia Renee Sarah Emig — as they tried to distinguish 12 self-proclaimed “fboys” from 12 “nice guys.” The group of “bad boys” came on the show for a chance to win $100,000, while the “good guys” were sincerely looking for love.
CJ voted at the end for the season Jarred Evans, a “nice guy,” they split the $100,000 prize. However, Nakia and Sarah’s fboy radar wasn’t as fine-tuned and they chose bad boys Jared Motley and Garrett Morosky, respectively. Garrett chose to keep the entire $100,000 prize instead of pursuing a relationship with Sarah. Jared, however, proved that people are capable of changing by offering to split Nakia the cash prize. The couple dated for a while even after the show ended. However, they eventually broke up.
“Things didn’t work out between him and I. We’re kind of going in two different directions as far as, like, what we want,” Nakia explained in a video shared via Reddit in September 2021. “It was a real relationship. It wasn’t just for the camera. Just like in any other real relationship he tried, I tried, and it just didn’t work.”
FBoy Island was created by former Bachelor producer Elan Gale who spoke extensively about how he got the idea for the show’s premise.
“Working on dating shows for years and loving them, I didn’t know what was missing for me. I wanted to do something different and a little bit different. When I talked with friends of mine, the conversations they were having about the guys they were dating tended to be around a specific thing of men who would ghost them,” Gale explained to The Hollywood ReporterIn July 2021. “Obviously, it goes both ways. But it was usually men who said a lot, made a lot promises, and then disappeared. I heard the term ‘love bombing’ a lot. And I heard the word ‘f—kboy’ a lot. I felt like there was a new opportunity.”
Comedian Nikki GlaserHosting FBoy Island and helps to create the show’s playful tone. Interview with the author in August 2021 Men’s HealthThe Nikki & Sara Live An alum shared her thoughts on the difference between good men and jerks.
“I think the real discrepancy between an fboy and a nice guy is not a guy who likes to have lots of sex versus a guy who only wants to have sex with one woman,” Glaser said. “The difference is a guy that likes to have a lot of sex and lies to get it, and the guy that doesn’t lie.”
FBoy Island will soon make its way overseas. HBO Max announced in April 2022 that Spanish, Swedish and Danish versions of the series were being greenlit. “These commissions represent our ambition to serve local audiences, broaden our slate and attract new audiences to HBO Max, while of course maintaining that unique approach to quality,” Annelies Sitvast, HBO’s head of unscripted original productions, said in a statement to Variety.
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