A new reality dating series called FBoy Island is coming to HBO Max. The series is being hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser and sees 27 participants in total — 24 men and three women.

FBoy Island season 1 will have 10 episodes with hefty prize money on the line. Here are four things to know about the show before it airs on July 29.

Why Is It Named ‘FBoy Island’?

FBoy Island is named as it is because of the premise of the show. The show will revolve around a cast of 3 women and 24 men and its location is the Cayman Islands.

Among the 24 men, 12 are good guys looking for love while the remaining 12 are self-proclaimed FBoys only in the show for money.

The three women will navigate the dating pool while trying to figure out who is a good guy and who is only looking for cold hard cash.

The show promises to keep the viewers and the participating women guessing about the true nature of the male contestants with twists and turns along the way.

The Team behind The Show

Aside from Glaser hosting the show, there are many other notable names responsible for bringing this show to the screen. FBoy Island is created by Elan Gale, who is best known for his work on The Bachelor franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the HBO Max dating show is produced by STXalternative, with Gale executive producing it as part of his TheYearOfElan Productions shingle.

Gale is also a published author of You’re Not That Great. He served as a scripted television writer-producer for Midnight Mass and the feature film producer of Agnes, premiering at Tribeca this year.

The showrunner for FBoy Island is Sam Dean, the man responsible for 12 Dates of Christmas, Love is Blind, The Taste, and Married at First Sight.

‘FBoy Island’ Will Differ From Other Dating Shows

With the number of dating competitions and shows joining different channels and streaming services increasing, it’s easy to get used to the same format.

However, Glaser has said that this show will differ from the rest of its peers.


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When talking to US Weekly, Glaser shared that FBoy Island differs from other shows because it focuses on comedy.

The real difference right out of the gate is that it’s a comedy. The part that I love so much about it is that I was able, as the host, to bring a comedic voice to the show.... The people I made the show with were kind of down to, kind of, change the format.

Glaser also added that this show would appeal to people who were previously unwilling to watch dating shows because of how funny it is.

$100,000 For Prize Money

To add more flavor to the pre-existing format, FBoy Island has a prize of $100,000 for the winner. So far, it’s not been revealed if the contestants received any other remunerations for appearing on the show.

For reference, Love Island 2019 contestants received £250 a week for starring in the reality show.