Published: 00:27 EST, 28 January 2021 | Updated: 01:49 EST, 28 January 2021
Fans of the US version of Love Island can breathe a sigh of relief after the series was renewed for a third season by CBS.
The Love Island USA Instagram account shared the news Wednesday with a faux text message announcing the renewal.
‘I GOT A TEXT…Love Island is BACK for Season 3 and this time we’re saying aloha to Hawaii,’ the caption read.
Back to the island: Love Island USA’s Instagram account announced the series had been renewed for a third season on Wednesday; cast members from Love Island season one pictured
The image featured a Google Maps image zoomed in on Hawaii, though it wasn’t clear where exactly in the island state the show would take place, as the island labeled ‘Love Island’ doesn’t exist.
‘Season 3 is coming soon,’ read the fake text seemingly sent from CBS, which added the hashtags, ‘#Aloha,’ ‘#BackOnIslandTime’ and ‘#ItsTheNewSeasonForMe.’
The renewal was also announced by CBS’ Senior Executive Vice President for Programming, Thom Sherman, during the network’s press tour event.
So far, no cast members for the upcoming season have been revealed, and a premiere date hasn’t been announced.
Tropical paradise: ‘I GOT A TEXT…Love Island is BACK for Season 3 and this time we’re saying aloha to Hawaii,’ the post read while showing a Google Maps image of Hawaii, plus one fake island
Adapting: The first season of the American version of the UK competition was set in Fiji, but season two had to take up residence at The Cromwell hotel in Las Vegas amid the coronavirus pandemic; still from Love Island season two
The first season of the American version of the popular UK reality competition was set in Fiji, but season two had to take up residence at The Cromwell hotel in Las Vegas as the competitors all quarantined amid the coronavirus pandemic.
CBS seems to be betting that they can safely put on the show in a more fitting location this time around, even though current estimates are that the US may not be able to achiever herd immunity through vaccinations until well into the fall.
The sometimes formless series follows a group of attractive singles who are forced to compete for the prize money by coupling up with other contestants.
Romantic escapades: The sometimes formless series follows a group of attractive singles who are forced to compete for the prize money by coupling up with other contestants; still from Love Island season one
However, they’re periodically forced to recouple, and anyone left without a partner is eliminated from the series.
The American actress Arielle Vandenberg hosted the first two seasons of Love Island USA and presided over the elimination ceremonies.
It wasn’t announced if she’ll be returning, but she did repost the renewal announcement to her Insta Stories.
Host in limbo: It wasn’t announced if Arielle Vandenberg would return to host again, but she did repost the announcement on Instagram; still from Love Island season two