The Circle US Season 04 Episode 01 Description A Spicy Start The first seven players entered The Circle and created their profiles. The first four players to enter, Alyssa, Frank, John (who is catfishing as his mom Carol), and Yu Ling started the first circle chat and viewed each others profiles. The last three to […]
Netflix announced today the release window for its hit reality competition series The Circle – and it’s closer than you imagine. The streamer is marketing it as “the spiciest season” ever, which begs the question: how? The competition follows a group of people who interact through the “Circle”, a social network in which you can present yourself as anyone you like. The most popular person in the Circle chat gets a cash prize after being voted by members of the competition.
For the new season, Netflix has kept the rollout strategy it has been using for its most popular reality series: dropping a certain number of episodes every week, as opposed to releasing the full season on the same day. This helps keep the buzz of reality competitions going, as well as preventing people from giving major spoilers – fans have time to catch up before the final episode is released.
Known for delivering plot twists on top of plot twists, The Circle frequently finds ways to outsmart its contestants, who think they know the ins and outs of the game. In Season 3, for example, an eliminated contestant was able to return as a “clone” of another player, and the members of the Circle chat had to figure out who was the real one and block the other. It didn’t go well for them, but it was highly entertaining for us. The series also features a bunch of smart elements designed to confuse contestants, which works every time.
Netflix hasn’t officially announced Michelle Buteau as a returning host, but chances are the comedian will once again narrate the contestants’ everyday lives with funny quips and be there at the final episode to introduce all participants – fake and real – to each other and announce who is the most popular member of the Circle. The cash prize in the previous seasons was $100,000, but the synopsis suggests there’s a bigger amount of money waiting for the top influencer this time around.
The Circle became extremely popular and relatable at the height of the pandemic, as it had contestants locked inside an apartment, talking to each other through social media and being able to hide who they really are with fake (or “catfish”) profiles. In the game, you need to be the most popular player so you won’t get voted out (or “blocked”) from the Circle. Contrary to most reality competitions, eliminated players are substituted, and no competitor knows each other until they are blocked or revealed in the finale.
Netflix premieres Season 4 of The Circle on May 4, with four episodes. Got that? Season 4, May 4, 4 episodes. In the following two weeks, the streamer will drop four episodes on Wednesdays. On May 25, the final episode will be released and the winner of the season will be crowned.
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 02 Description Cake Me As I Am Emma and Melanie officially entered the game and set up their profile as “Jared” a children’s author, who was chosen for them by Frank. The next day, Emma and Melanie/Jared learned that they must stay undetected, and will only be competing to […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 03 Description 90’s Party Surprise Before she left, Parker/Paul was given an opportunity to meet another player face-to-face, she ultimately chose to visit John/Carol learning that he is a catfish. The next morning, Parker/Paul left a video message to the rest of the players, revealing that she is a […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 04 Description Nobody Is Safe The players react to the twist. The Circle chat opens up and the players discuss the events. The players partake in a Spice Girls quiz. The players spend the day discussing amongst each other on which profile the Spice Girls could be controlling. Voting […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 05 Description Goodbye My Friends The final votes from the players came down to Rachel and Yu Ling, who voted for Alyssa and Rachel respectively. Since Emma and Mel/Jared did not receive the majority of the votes, they increased the prize fund by $50,000. They revealed themselves as Jared […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 06 Description All Is Fair in Circle War Rachel started a group chat with everyone in the game attempting to raise everyones spirits. The players played a game where they must roast each other, the game was hosted by Nikki Glaser. The rating results were revealed to the players, […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 07 Description The Party Divide Following her decision with Alyssa in the previous episode, Yu Ling has the duty of blocking their choice face-to-face – Crissa. The final two newcomers join the Circle – Cruise Director Eversen and Strength & Conditioning Coach Trevor, whose wife won Season 2 by […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 08 Description Circle Cyber Attack After the divisive parties, life returns to normal in The Circle. However, a huge cyber attack leaves Eversen and Imani with all the power – and anyone without the antivirus software liable to be blocked by the day’s end. The Circle All Seasons The […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 09 Description Trust Is Tested A surprising exit challenges an alliance. A fitness frenzy gets the gang moving, and two contestants turn up the heat in an extra sexy private chat. The Circle All Seasons The Circle Netflix Season 03 The Circle Netflix Season 04 Episode 01 | Episode […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 10 Description A Plea for Survival Two players bond over an emotional share, a ratings reveal leaves the group speechless, and the influencers make major moves in front of everybody. The Circle All Seasons The Circle Netflix Season 03 The Circle Netflix Season 04 Episode 01 | Episode 02 […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 11 Description Throw to the Wolves Who will stay after two powerful pleas? It’s time to find out. The competitors pick up the brushes — and turn ruthless — during a painting session. The Circle All Seasons The Circle Netflix Season 03 The Circle Netflix Season 04 Episode 01 […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 12 Description Just When You Thought You Were Safe Suspicions mount over one player’s identity. The Circle delivers some surprise tenderness. A secret super influencer selects this season’s finalists. The Circle All Seasons The Circle Netflix Season 03 The Circle Netflix Season 04 Episode 01 | Episode 02 | […]
The Circle US Season 04 Episode 13 Description A Winner Is Crowned Michelle Buteau reunites this season’s players as the game comes to a close — and a winner is named. Who will take home the whopping cash prize? The Circle All Seasons The Circle Netflix Season 03 The Circle Netflix Season 04 Episode 01 […]