The Netflix docuseries Love on the Spectrum might have simply been launched within the U.S., however the present — which follows the relationship adventures of 9 younger individuals who fall on the autism spectrum — is already an enormous hit in Australia, the place it was filmed.
Naturally, followers of the heartwarming collection have already campaigned for a Season 2, however will Love on the Spectrum grasp up its cupid’s arrow after simply 5 episodes?
Will there be a Season 2 of ‘Love on the Spectrum’?
Based on Northern Footage, the manufacturing firm behind the relationship present, Season 2 is at present in manufacturing for ABC Australia. We’re curious to see whether or not the collection’ reputation will result in the event of an American model.
A casting word on CastaSugar.com reads, “We hope to fulfill a various vary of individuals from all walks of life. The autism spectrum is extensive and there are various misconceptions — individuals on the spectrum will be simply as attention-grabbing, enjoyable, and as dateable as anybody else.”
Primarily based on feedback from the present’s creator, Cian O’Clery, the second season received’t characteristic the present solid, which incorporates 19-year-old Chloe, who’s bisexual, and 27-year-old puzzle fanatic Andrew. “There are such a lot of extra tales to inform. We’re barely scratching the floor as it’s,” the producer informed OprahMag.com.
To seek out individuals for the primary season, the crew initially reached out to numerous autism organizations, incapacity employment companies, and psychologists. “We had a flyer that we’d submit as far and extensive as doable, so individuals inside the autism neighborhood may then come to us,” O’Clery defined.
“We had tons of of tons of of functions, which confirmed that there’s a actual need and wish on the market,” he added. “The aim was to point out that individuals on the spectrum do need to discover love and have relationships, and bust myths, and in addition simply to assist audiences perceive extra about autism…”
The collection’ aims are why O’Clery is raring to focus on a brand new group of individuals in Season 2. “It was by no means about anticipating individuals to search out the love of their lives and get married,” he shared.
“In case you’ve by no means accomplished one thing earlier than and you are a bit afraid of it, the longer you’re taking to start that journey makes step one even more durable. It was about serving to individuals take their first step,” he famous.
A majority of the solid says the present gave them extra confidence.
For Chloe, who discovered herself smitten with a girl named Lotus, the collection supplied some a lot wanted readability. “Earlier than the present, I might settle for dates as a result of I used to be requested. I believed it was impolite to say no,” she informed Refinery29.
“Nonetheless, being on the present made me understand what I’m in search of, and it’s alright to be choosy. You don’t have to just accept each provide you’re given.”
Mark, who at 29 was frightened that he’d by no means discover the precise particular person, revealed that he gathered beneficial perception from the expertise. “I discovered to ask a whole lot of questions and tips on how to speak and behave when relationship,” he mentioned in an e mail to Refinery29. “It’s given me a brand new lease on the fantastic however sophisticated world of affection and relationships.”
The primary season of Love on the Spectrum is accessible to stream on Netflix.