A new reality series is coming to A&E Networks later this year, and its name will tell you everything you need to know: ‘Married at First Sight.’
Yes, this unscripted offering will follows three pairs of, let’s call them idealistic, strangers who agree to legally wed the moment they meet each other.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, A&E Networks have ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the reality series, with production set to begin immediately. ‘Married at First Sight’ is an adaptation of a hit show from Denmark and looks to be as much a social experiment as it does a juicy romantic drama.
The show will feature four specialists – specializing in what exactly has yet to be revealed – who will attempt to create the three perfect couples, presumably more effectively than online dating.
It all comes down to science apparently, for those that have been chosen to appear on the show and take the big step have been so far very unlucky in love. After a couple has been matched, they will meet at the altar, again, for the first time.
The series will follow the newlyweds from the honeymoon period and onward as they try and get to know one another and live as a married couple. The catch of sorts is that after a few weeks of being married, they will decide whether or not to stay together or to separate (although it doesn’t say explicitly, it’s safe to assume they can always divorce whenever they feel like it down the road).
Last fall, networks in France and Germany also adapted the series. It has yet to be determined which A&E network will air the series, though that is probably one of the less important unknowns in store for six intrepid hopeless romantics.