Exclusive ‘Naked And Afraid Of Love’ Second Season News Plus Cliff Jump Tests Bennett’s Fears

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Naked and Afraid of Love—the spinoff of Naked and Afraid—sees naked singles try to find love while also testing their survival skills, all minus clothing and the “comforts of modern dating.”

In the preview clip below for TV Shows Ace, Bennett Murphy faces his biggest fears of heights and jumps into the sea

Every Sunday, a new show drops on the streaming giant discovery+ as the second season pick-up of Naked and Afraid Of Love is announced today.

This series follows 16 naked strangers ready to find love as they strip down and bare it all in the ultimate challenge of balancing courage, tenacity, and self-awareness as the couples try to bond.

“We are thrilled to see audiences coming to discovery+ for Naked and Afraid Of Love,” says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual, in a press release to TV Shows Ace.

She added: “A hit franchise on linear, we were excited to explore and lean into what Naked and Afraid could be specifically on discovery+, and it is gratifying to see the creative and strategy payoff. This is where it gets fun, finding creative ways to fuel both of our streaming and linear businesses, and the team is excited to see what else is possible.”

About the Naked And Afraid Of Love series

The cast includes Murphy, Whitmire, Lauren Bonner, and David Girton, who are some of Naked and Afraid of Love cast members. Bennett also was one of the 32 candidates who competed for Clare Crawley’s heart on Season 16 of The Bachelorette.

The setting is less intense in challenges than the original Naked and Afraid and sees a cast that includes a “sexually fluid Army veteran” who’s known for his ‘take charge’ attitude and a Ph.D. student from Honolulu ready to ditch her unsatisfying relationships to a high school teacher wanting a husband and a San Diego surf instructor who’s ready to spearfish. They are stripped-down singles with their own unique backgrounds and relationship experiences.

The show, filmed on the deserted island of the Philippines, premiered on 22nd August 2021.

In an interview with ET, contestants Whitmire and Murphy admitted that they had no idea what they were signing up for. Brittany said: “At the time, it was not communicated, the naked and afraid part,” she says. “And I was like, yeah, I would be open to like seeing where this goes. … Well, they did ask me, ‘Are you comfortable being naked?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I think so.'”

discovery + said:

With endless miles of white sandy beaches and clear turquoise water, this unforgettable island paradise in the Philippines may seem like the perfect setting to fall in love, but don’t let this Garden of Eden fool you. With no food, water or clothes readily available, these 8 men and 8 women are both physically and emotionally vulnerable and forced to depend on each other.

The lack of clothing and the extreme situations force a more real conversation about intent and hopefully will result in lasting unions.

Creatives behind the series

This is produced for Discovery by Renegade 83, an Entertainment One (eOne) company, with David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, and Jay Bienstock as executive producers. Joseph Boyle and Michael Gara are the executive producers for Discovery, and Paola Espinosa is the associate producer.


Naked And Afraid Of Love launched Sunday, August 22nd, on discovery+. Each Sunday, a new episode will premiere and then ends in the reunion hosted by Naked and Afraid veteran Jake Nodar on November 7th.

Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NakedandAfraid.

April Neale

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