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Sexy Beasts season 2 release date and everything else we know so far

Sexy Beasts season 2
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Everyone is lustful for Sexy Beasts season 2, with good reason. One of the more unconventional reality series released in recent memory, Sexy Beasts has been a strange yet unsurprising hit for Netflix — and we just learned when that next batch of episodes drops.

The dating show sees contestants compete while in very realistic animal costumes to hide their faces and therefore judge true chemistry regardless of physical appearance. The premise alone has been enough to pull viewers in, and thankfully there's much more to see. 

Netflix renewed Sexy Beasts, which is based on Lion TV’s 2014 original British series for BBC Three, for season 2 before the first season even premiered on the streaming platform, so it was pretty much expected to be popular from the get-go.

Sexy Beasts season 2 release date

Sexy Beasts season 2 release date window and speculation

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In an email to the press, Netflix revealed that Sexy Beasts season 2 comes out on October 7, 2021.

Sexy Beasts season 2 episodes

Sexy Beasts season 2: episodes

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The first season of Sexy Beasts had six episodes and the second season will follow suit. Netflix has revealed that Sexy Beasts season 2 will also have six episodes, each of which will be about 30 minutes long. 

While shorter seasons means fewer episodes for audiences to devour, it hopefully means production can be speeded up and there won't be too much of a gap between new seasons. 

Sexy Beasts season 2 host and cast members

Sexy Beasts season 2: Cast and host

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The first season of Sexy Beasts was narrated by actor and comedian Rob Delaney and he’ll be returning for season 2 as well. And that's great news because he’s hilarious! 

In terms of contestants, it's unclear who the daters will be or if the costumes used in season 1 - scarecrow, bull, aardvark, hammerhead shark, wolf, cheetah, etc - will be used again for season 2 or whether showrunners will come up with entirely new and different creations. 

Given the wide variety they used the first time around, they’d have to get extra creative to come up with entirely new ideas that haven’t already been used. Sexy Beasts season 2 wouldn't be quite as exciting if the masks were familiar, the shock value was a part of the fun.

Sexy Beasts season 2 filming

Sexy Beasts season 2: Filming

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Again, there's no concrete information as to whether Sexy Beasts season 2 has actually begun filming just yet, but if episodes are due to premiere later this year, it makes sense that production could be well underway. In fact, it could be near finishing. 

While not an official source, The Cinemaholic (opens in new tab) claims that filming on the second season has already wrapped ahead of the end-of-year release date. This has not been confirmed by Netflix or any official source, but it rings pretty true.

Sexy Beasts season 2 format

It's safe to assume that the concept of Sexy Beasts season 2 will be exactly the same as the first - it's unlikely they'd have any reason to change a winning formula. 

The contestants will go on a series of very blind dates in full costume, getting to know the other person based on personality and character alone. Only after a constant meets someone with whom they truly click will they both be unmasked. It's a hilarious and sometimes surprisingly heartwarming format that really works, and it will be great to see it play out again next season.

Jennifer is a writer and editor from Brooklyn covering all things entertainment, lifestyle, and tech. She has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, Glamour, Bon Appetit, Decider, and many more and spends her days writing about all the shows, movies, and music she's obsessed with. She's always fuelled by iced coffee and hates slow walkers.