'The Ultimatum: Queer Love' is the next Netflix dating show you need to add to your watch list

Your time in the pods is over, friends. Switch gears to 'The Ultimatum: Queer Love' for more romantic reality-show drama

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We interrupt your Love Is Blind binge for an update on The Ultimatum: Queer Love, a.k.a. your next Netflix obsession. 

Now that your time in the pods has come to a close, revisit The Ultimatum ending from 2022's season debut and ready yourself for what's ahead. The show, the brainchild of the Love Is Blind creators, visits couples at a crossroads in their relationship: when they're either gearing up for forever...or a split. To make the choice all the more daunting, each pair is introduced to new matches that could potentially send their love lives in a completely new direction. 

Needless to say, it's all the drama you could possibly want from a reality dating show. And considering one partner compared her lover to Voldemort in the trailer, we assume things are about to get intense!

'The Ultimatum: Queer Love': everything you need to know

Although The Ultimatum: Queer Love is a spin-off series of The Ultimatum: Married or Move On, executive producer and Kinetic Content CEO Chris Coelen decided to make it a whole new franchise.

"There are slight nuances to each of the shows. The shows are very similar in their DNA, but you know, having a different host or for the different versions made sense to us as we talked about going into it," he revealed to Variety

One thing is for certain: as addicting as these romantic experiments seem to be, series like Love Is Blind, Perfect Match and The Ultimatum could all benefit from diversity. Just ask dating show vet, Francesca Farago, who pursued a connection with Abbey Humphreys on the debut season of Perfect Match

"I found out there was a possibility of me being matched with a female, and I was like, ‘In that case, I will stay for that,'" Farago told Variety. "I wasn’t even sure if it was going to happen because it was a heterosexual show. But I’m glad that it happened, and I’m glad that that relationship happened as well. I kind of just switched up the game."

Here's hoping this new series will do the same, as it focuses on LGBTQ+ couples with women and non-binary partners. 

Watch 'The Ultimatum: Queer Love' trailer: 

When is 'The Ultimatum: Queer Love' premiere?

The Ultimatum: Queer Love hits Netflix on Wednesday, May 24, and like Netflix reality shows that have come before it, new episodes will be staggered. The release schedule is as follows: 

  • Week 1 (Wednesday, May 24): Episodes 1-4
  • Week 2 (Wednesday, May 31): Episodes 5-8
  • Week 3 (Wednesday, June 7): Episodes 9-10

Judging from The Ultimatum reunion in 2022, it appears there will also be a catch-up for this group of contestants, but if the disastrous Love Is Blind season 4 reunion is anything to go by, it's probably not going to be live if and when it does air. (At least we hope not!)

Who is 'The Ultimatum: Queer Love' host?

Although Vanessa and Nick Lachey have assumed hosting duties for the plethora of Netflix dating series, actor JoAnna Garcia Swisher will take over this time around. 

JoAnna Garcia Swisher hosting The Ultimatum: Queer Love

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Where was 'The Ultimatum: Queer Love' filmed?

Allegedly, the series wrapped filming in 2022 and took place in Austin, Texas. 

Ready for more relationship antics? We'll see you in May!

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.