Things are about to get really gay on season two of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move on.
Series creator Chris Coelen revealed during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that they’re well into the show’s second season, which will feature an all-queer cast of contestants trying to resolve their existing relationships.
“We’re already well into season two, and it’s amazing,” Coelen explained. “Honestly, it’s so good – stories are so interesting. The cast of participants in season two is a very different set of participants than we saw on season one. This is a very big, common question, and a huge milestone for people who are interested in getting married. Just setting up the experience and the stakes of that, and then just allowing them to really go through this in the way that makes sense for them. It turned out to be very different, but equally as great, as season one.”
Unlike mainstream dating shows such as The Bachelor, Love Island, and Love Is Blind, season two of The Ultimatum will break the mold by featuring an all-queer cast. The only time this has been attempted before was during MTV’s Are You the One? season eight and Logo TV’s ill-fated Finding Prince Charming. Otherwise, there have been dating shows featuring LGBTQ+ contestants – but never all LGBTQ+ contestants.
At the season one reunion, Rae Williams – who came into the show with Zay Wilson – revealed that she was bisexual and brought up the fact that she’s been dating a woman as of late. In a way, this revelation served as a perfect segue into the upcoming all-queer season two of the show.
“We kind of kept it casual, and I’m kind of figuring out myself and my sexuality, because I was very uncomfortable with being bi for a very long time,” Williams explained. “Since Zay and I have been done, I’ve just been with one girl. And [it’s] kind of been great, honestly.”
Fans cannot be more excited about the second season of The Ultimatum: Marry or Move on. Not only was the show’s inaugural season incredibly well-received by viewers, but the historic significance of only casting LGBTQ+ cast members is also something to look forward to.