Single Inferno is Netflix's first-ever original South Korean reality dating game show, and its premise is simple: 12 singles (6 men, 6 women) are stranded on a deserted island together. The participants are only given a few resources, and the only way they can escape the island to a luxury hotel (referred to as "Paradise") is if they romantically match for date nights. The 12 singles are only allowed to talk about their age and profession in the "Paradise" hotel.
The reality show became a huge hit across the world as Netflix subscribers rushed to see the romantic and friendly interactions between the South Korean participants, many of whom are business owners, fitness models, and social media celebrities.
Netflix released two episodes weekly for the show's first season with a runtime of 57 to 71 minutes each, and now that all eight episodes are now available to watch on the streaming platform, many have already binged all of them to find out who ends up with who, and who remained single.
Of course, those who can't get enough are wondering if Single's Inferno will return for a second season. Will there be Season 2? Here's everything you need to know about the future of Single's Inferno.
Single’s Inferno Season 2 Release Date
Single's Inferno Season 1 premiered on December 18, 2021, on Netflix, and wrapped up with its final two episodes on January 8, 2022.
Yes, we're aware that you're itching to find out if Single's Inferno Season 2 is coming. Here's what we know: As of the time of of this writing, Netflix has not renewed the dating show for a second season, but note that the streaming giant hasn't cancelled it either. The short-season reality dating show is easily digestible compared to long-run shows like Love Island and The Bachelor.
It's likely that Netflix is carefully tracking how well the first season performs on a global scale before confirming another season. Given its popularity, there's a good chance Netflix will renew Single's Inferno, but we'll have to wait for an official announcement.
According to various reports, the dating show performed well across the world: Netflix subscribers spent over 17 million hours watching the show, so it's likely that Single's Inferno will return. After all, the streaming giant has been massively successful with other reality shows like Love is Blind, The Circle, and Too Hot to Handle.
However, let's not forget the time required for renewal, production, and post-production. It would be safe to assume that Single's Inferno Season 2 would arrive sometime in Q1 2023 if Netflix confirms it soon.
Single’s Inferno Season 2 Cast: Who will be in it?
Single's Inferno Season 1 featured a diverse group of singles, including Kang So-Yeon, Oh Jin-Taek, and An Yea-Won. Kim Jun-Sik, Kim Su-Min, Moon Se-Hoon, Song Ji-a, Shin Ji-Yeon, Kim Hyeon-Joong, Seong Min-Ji, Choi Si-Hun, and Cha Hyun-Seong. However, these South Korean participants will likely not return in Season 2 if it's confirmed — simply because such reality shows require new people in every season in order to retain the entertainment freshness value of the format.
While the participants of Season 1 may not appear for another round, we might see Lee Da-hee, Hong Jin-Kyung, and Hanhae again since they are panelists who comment and observer the participants' behaviors. If Netflix green-lights Season 2, expect a number of entrepreneurs and social media celebrities to appear.