WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max is getting into the holiday spirit with the greenlighting of its latest unscripted series.
12 Dates of Christmas, produced by Objective Media Group America, a division of All3Media America, will serve as a holiday-inspired dating series in which cameras will chart a cast of singles on a quest for love as they step into a real-life winter wonderland.
Taking place at a “picturesque Christmas castle,” the dating format will follow along as each prospective couple enjoys festive holiday traditions like ice skating, sleigh rides and hot toddies after a day in the snow. Episodes, however, will contain myriad unexpected twists and turns that will see each individual ultimately deciding on a special someone to take home for the holidays in the hopes of a perfect Christmas ending.
Set to debut next year, 12 Dates of Christmas is executive produced by OMG America’s Jilly Pearce and Layla Smith. The unscripted series was created by Michael Beilinson, with Sam Dean serving as showrunning executive producer and Suzy Ratner as co-exec producer.
“The holidays can be a magical time for budding relationships and where better to find your perfect match than in this real-life fairytale castle in the snow? Viewers can grab some hot cocoa, watch the romance unfold and be charmed right along with these hopeless romantics as they search for a Christmas miracle — true love,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of original non-fiction and kids programming, in a statement.
“12 Dates of Christmas is inspired by our love of Christmas rom coms past and present. It’s a romantic, fun and feel good dating show with a difference, and has the perfect home with HBO Max,” added Pearce, EVP of Objective Media Group.