As it always tends to, Love Island took over our screens and social media this summer, and our investment in the show continues. When Luca Bish and Gemma Owen’s break up announcement hit the internet, conspiracy theories and discussions abound, revealing just how invested and widespread sleuths are. Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin Su Culculoglu, who won the 2022 series, made such an impact that they returned to ITV2 with their own two-part show Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings. Over the last few years, the series has branched out from the UK to several other countries, with Love Island USA and Love Island Australia among the hit alternative versions.
Now, another destination is joining the list, as Israel has become the 26th location to commission a version. On Nov. 29, ITV confirmed that Armoza Productions, will be responsible for creating Love Island Israel, and filming will begin as early as May 2023. The series will stream on Free TV, an upcoming Israeli platform from Keshet and RGE.
“Since establishing Armoza Productions and producing hits in the Israeli market such as Come Dine With Me, The 1% Club, and The Chase, it was the natural progression of the company to bring the next big prime time reality competition to Israel,” Avi Armoza, the CEO of Armoza Formats, said. “We believe that the strength of Love Island is exactly what is needed in this market."