The start of the second season of the reality show Love Island is approaching, and with it new adventures that await not only the contestants themselves, but also the creators and crew. What is difficult about filming such a format and how do the members experience several months of separation from their families behind the scenes? This was revealed to us by showrunners Samuel Jaško and Jan Bors.
One of the most important tasks of the second year was to choose a new batch of participants who crave love and at the same time will be an asset to the show. “We have selected all the contestants, but at the same time we don’t know if we have selected all,” showrunner and creative producer Sam Jaško, who has been involved in Love Island since the first series, revealed with a laugh. “That’s the magic of Love Island, we have to adapt to the flow of the story, which is real,” he adds.
The filmed part is headed to the viewers’ screens within 48 hours, so no one knows in advance how the situation in the villa will develop and what the new day will bring. In addition, as we saw during last year’s edition, so-called bombshells can really shake up the story.
“The whole principle is based on the fact that we look for a match for the contestants so that they have the opportunity to find love. That’s our main goal, so the casting never ends,” adds showrunner Jan Bors to his colleague.
The contestants and a large crew will spend several months in the Canaries. Enthusiasm for adventure and extended vacations is often replaced by longing for family and loved ones. “It’s difficult to close yourself in a complete bubble that you can’t get out of, you have to live with the show in such a way as to be able to create the best possible product. It is demanding, not so much for us as for our families,” says Jan Bors.
“We both have partners at home, Jan and the child. And of course there are moments when it hits a person and they need to deal with it. But on the other hand, Love Island is great in that it is about love and you are always confronted with your own emotional experience mediated through the contestants. That’s what makes it rewarding,” adds Sam Jaško.
Samuel Jaško, showrunner and creative producer PHOTO: TV Nova
From September 19, you can look forward to the second season of the reality show full of fun, sun, romance and finding love in paradise! All episodes of the first season of Love island can be found on Voyo!