Nikki Glaser will be the host of a new HBO Max dating show about women looking for love amongst a group of ‘nice guys’ and ‘FBoys’, FBoy Island.
FBoy Island will see three women attempting to find lasting love amongst a group of 24 men, half of whom are self-described ‘nice guys’ and the other half admitted ‘FBoys’ who are in it for the cash.
Created by Elan Gale, a former long-time producer on The Bachelor, the 10-episode series will begin streaming this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Hosting this show was a true dream’: Nikki Glaser will be the host of a new HBO Max dating show about women looking for love amongst a group of ‘nice guys’ and ‘FBoys’, FBoy Island
A play off the popular slang term ‘f**kboy’, which describes a man who engages in multiple casual sexual relations, the show is a social experiment seeking to find whether or not FBoys can be reformed, or as the saying goes, nice guys always finish last.
Everyone’s true intentions, as well as who the women end up selecting, will be revealed during the finale.
In addition to Elan, who has extensive experience in the dating show genre as a former Bachelor producer, Love Is Blind and Married At First Sight: The First Year producer Sam Dean will be showrunner.
In a statement about her new role, Nikki revealed she inadvertently believed she was being cast as one of the women looking for love when she got the call about the job.
Oh boy! FBoy Island will see three women attempting to find lasting love within a group of 24 men, half of whom are self-described ‘nice guys’ and the other half admitted ‘FBoys’ who are in it for the cash
‘When I first got the call to be a part of a reality dating show called FBoy Island, I said yes immediately. Then I realized they weren’t asking me to be one of the girls looking for love. That is not a joke; it was embarrassing,’ Nikki said.
‘But as a massive fan of this genre, hosting this show was a true dream. I look forward to hosting for the next 43 seasons.
‘I knew going into it that a show created and produced by the people behind my two favorite shows (The Bachelor and Love Is Blind) was going to be insanely good, but this one exceeded my expectations. I already know what happens and I can’t wait to watch it every week.’
The brains: Elan Gale, a long-time former producer on The Bachelor, is the creator of the new HBO Max show
‘This is an incredibly entertaining dating show full of twists and turns that will leave the audience constantly guessing,’ the executive vice president of non-fiction and live-action family at HBO Max, Jennifer O’Connell, said in a statement.
‘We are especially excited for viewers to watch these strong women, guided by the hilarious Nikki Glaser, team together and empower each other to say “F-Boy, F-Bye,”‘ head of original content, Sarah Aubrey, said.
An actress, writer, and comedienne, Nikki also has presenting experience as the host of last month’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Nikki’s many acting credits include roles in Inside Amy Schumer, the film Trainwreck, I Feel Pretty, and her television series, You Up with Nikki Glaser.
As a writer, she has worked on shows including Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, The Degenerates, and Funny as Hell.
Elan, meanwhile, worked as both a producer and executive producer on the hit ABC series The Bachelor. The show recently landed back in headlines following the departure of long-time host Chris Harrison.
She’s got this! An actress, writer, and comedienne, Nikki also has presenting experience as the host of last month’s MTV Movie & TV Awards (pictured 2021)
- ‘FBoy Island’: HBO Max Sets Reality Dating Series From Elan Gale – The Hollywood Reporter