Roku Originals Ramps Up Reality Dating & Relationship Offering,Greenlights New Productions from Hello Sunshine & Cinestar Pictures, Maven, and Lime Pictures
New Roku Original productions will include the first-of-its-kind unscripted feature film “To Paris for Love: A Reality ‘Rom Com’” from Hello Sunshine & Cinestar Pictures, the relationship series “The Marriage Pact” (wt) from Maven, and “Match Me in Miami” (wt) from Lime Pictures
Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced that it will further expand its slate of unscripted, original programming with the greenlight of three new dating and relationship productions, “To Paris for Love: A Reality ‘Rom Com’,” “The Marriage Pact” (wt) and “Match Me in Miami” (wt). The new productions will exclusively premiere on The Roku Channel in 2023 and will be available for audiences to stream for free.
Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Originals, Roku: Our latest Roku Original productions, “To Paris for Love: A Reality ‘Rom Com’, “The Marriage Pact” and “Match Me in Miami” offer up fun, fresh and innovative spins on the dating and relationship genres. As we continue to build our Roku Originals slate, it’s a privilege to partner with the incredible production teams behind these projects to deliver premium, original series to The Roku Channel.”\
To Paris for Love: A Reality Rom Com
“To Paris for Love: A Reality ‘Rom Com’” is a first-of-its kind take on the scripted “romantic comedy” genre. “To Paris for Love: A Reality Rom Com’” follows three single friends, ready for the journey of a lifetime in the City of Lights. The friends travel to Paris for two weeks in search of one thing: true love. From “meet cutes” at the Luxembourg Gardens, to strolls down the tree-lined Champs-Élysées, will first dates lead to happily ever after or heartbreak?
The 90-minute, unscripted feature film is produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Zoë Saldaña’s Cinestar Pictures. Sara Rae, Sue Kinkead, and Reese Witherspoon of Hello Sunshine will serve as Executive Producers. Mariel Saldaña, Zoë Saldaña and Cisely Saldaña of Cinestar Pictures will serve as Executive Producers.
The Marriage Pact
“The Marriage Pact” is a social experiment, relationship series that follows long-time, single friends who must fulfill or break a promise from the past: a pact to marry if both are still single by a certain age. Viewers will follow the participating couples, as their relationships are put to the test, to discover whether they are truly meant to say, “I do.” Produced by Maven, a Boat Rocker company, the series features an eight-episode season of hour-long episodes. Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh, president of Maven, will serve as Executive Producer, with Peter Scalettar and Jessica Nahmias also serving as Executive Producers.
Match Me in Miami
“Match Me in Miami” spotlights the high-stakes world of matchmaking in the city where the party never ends, Miami. “Match Me in Miami” (wt), follows an elite, matchmaking agency that challenges themselves to get Miami’s “most eligible” coupled up in just a matter of weeks. Produced by Lime Pictures, an All3Media company, the series will feature an eight-episode season of hour-long episodes. Ben Crompton and Sarah Tyekiff of Lime Pictures will serve as Executive Producers. Notable past series from Lime Pictures include “Celebs Go Dating,” “The Singles Project,” “Dating No Filter” and “True Love or True Lies.”
The new productions join the expanding slate of Roku Originals. The Roku Channel is the exclusive home of Roku Originals. From award-winning scripted entertainment and engaging documentaries to new breakout unscripted series, Roku Originals gives viewers free access to bold, fresh entertainment from the biggest names in Hollywood. Half of the top 10 on-demand titles by reach on The Roku Channel in 2021 were Roku Originals.
Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top-five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach in Q3 and Q4 2021. Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 275 free live linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 250 partners. In addition to Roku devices, The Roku Channel is available on Web, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, and select Samsung TVs and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
For information on “To Paris for Love: A Reality ‘Rom Com’, “Match Me in Miami”(wt), and “The Marriage Pact wt) ” visit https://therokuchannel.roku.com.