A brand new docudrama series coming to E4 has promised viewers that it will ‘offer a window into relationships’ that are ‘rarely seen on TV’.
Blue Therapy 2 W/T, inspired by the YouTube six-part reality series Blue Therapy, is set to arrive on the channel in 2023.
The upcoming series will be co-produced by the original creator Andy Amadi and is set to feature young couples facing ‘extreme turbulence’ in their relationships.
Similar to BBC show Couples Therapy, the new E4 show will reveal all about its participants’ issues with trust, lies, and love by broadcasting couples therapy sessions.
The original YouTube series, which premiered in April 2021, featured six episodes and a two-part special finale, and came to a close earlier this month.
The series attracted millions of viewers across its brief run on YouTube and E4 have understandably decided to take a chance.
Creator Amadi said: ‘Creating thought-provoking shows has always been my aim, so to be able to take Blue Therapy to another level by putting it in front of an E4 audience is absolutely insane.’
‘I know what our audiences want to see and we are here to deliver it in style’, he added.
Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, Vivienne Molokwu, said: ‘Blue Therapy was an online sensation, so I’m really excited to be bringing this bigger, bolder series to E4.’
‘The producers have a clever way of fusing multiple stories that means we can ensure thoroughly dramatic, joyful and jaw-dropping moments by the truckload.’
She continued: ‘The series will again offer a window into relationships we rarely see on telly and I’m hoping that combination will lead to the series being as irresistible on E4 as it was online’.
Questions have been raised recently about whether the therapy sessions depicted on screen are honest and genuine.
Amadi has insisted that the couples are genuine, but admitted that Denise the Therapist, who mediates, has had prior experience as an actress.
‘What I will say is this: The cast are real. They’re not actors, none of them are actors,’ the director previously told Metro.co.uk.
‘It’s a reality show and I feel everyone should enjoy it as a reality show. Whether it’s real or fake, that’s down to the viewers’ interpretation. None of the cast are [actors], apart from Denise who has acting experience.’