Popular Netflix reality show The Circle is back with another group of U.S. contestants that you’ll love, hate, and hate to love.
Accurately labeled “the ultimately popularity game,” initially a group of eight cast members enter the game living in solitude in their own apartment, communicating and scheming against others through screens (very COVID-19), all to win US$100,000. They can come into the game as themselves, or another personality, but the goal is to use some sort of strategy that will keep them in "The Circle" until the end, dodging questions from their fellow colleagues.
Season 3 is coming out strong with some great contestants to keep your eye on, all bringing very unique life experiences to the table.
The first contestant you should know in Season 3 is 20-year-old student Daniel, who comes into the game planning to use his youth to seem innocent. But don’t get it twisted, he has some things to say about his fellow contestants. Daniel told Yahoo Canada that he thinks Season 3 is the “craziest one yet.”
“We’ve got everything, the twist, the turns, I’ve got to go to a chiropractor because of how much they got me broken and busted baby on that show,” he said.
Ruksana is 35 from New Jersey and has achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism. This Indian-American mom definitely has a bold personality, but also has that more sensitive mom touch at times.
“Very diverse, beautiful and real,” is how she described Season 3.
Michelle is 52 from South Carolina but she says she has “a mind of a 20 year-old.” Michelle's strategy is to be the "mom” of the group to keep her safe from elimination. When we asked her to describe The Circle, Michelle used the three words “drama, emotional and funny.”
Other contestants we meet at the beginning of the season include Calvin, a 30 year-old personal chef and training firefighter.
There is also “Crazy Kai,” who is a self-described “devious” southern belle with the CCCF strategy, an acronym for complements, comedy, commonalities, fantasy.
But it wouldn’t be The Circle without some people coming in with a few lies.
Matthew, 29, is a fitness consultant from Long Island who is catfishing the group as his best friend Ashley.
Nick, 27, is an MIT grad who works for a tech company but is posing as a drummer in this game.
Additionally, Ava, a social media influencer and singer-songwriter is actually working as a duo on The Circle, secretly having his sister Chanel by her side.
While we can’t reveal much about what Season 3 has in store at this point, we can say that the first Circle member eliminated gets the ultimate twist right at the beginning, maybe a second chance, but in a completely different way.
If you've been a fan of The Circle in the past, or maybe you held out until this point, the drama, the personalities, the hate, the flirting, is just everything that sucks you into a reality show, and we’re ready to reveal more secrets as the season progresses.
The Circle will be released four episodes at a time every Wednesday on Netflix, with 13 episodes in total, over four weeks.