‘Too Hot to Handle’ Season 2: Why the Show Was Cast and Filmed Under a Different Name

Season 1 of Netflix’s popular dating series Too Hot To Handle became such a massive hit amid its debut in 2020 that executives decided to renew the show for not one but two more seasons. But even though the show’s premise will remain the same, producers made a few changes to the upcoming seasons.

Too Hot to Handle Season 1 cast members sitting around fire on beach
The cast of Season 1 of Too Hot to Handle | Courtesy of Netflix

Season 2 was filmed in Turks and Caicos

The forthcoming seasons of Too Hot To Handle may be following two new casts, but the premise of the hit show will stay the same.

Just like Season 1, Seasons 2 and 3 will follow a group of attractive singles who arrive on a luxurious island thinking they will spend four carefree weeks in paradise. But much to their shock, the contestants — who are no strangers to flings and one-night stands in the real world — must refrain from “kissing, canoodling, and self-gratification” during their entire stay.

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Each time a cast member finds themselves doing any sort of sexual activity, the show’s host, Lana, will deduct money from the $100,000 jackpot, which the contestants will split evenly.

For the show’s first season, viewers saw the participants walk away with $75,000 after several individuals “broke the rules.” But considering the world was mid-pandemic when Season 2 and 3 were shot, the contestants might be better suited to weather the “no-canoodling” rule than those on Season 1.

One of the only things that will be different about the show this time around is that it was filmed in a new location. While Season 1 was shot in Mexico, producers took the show overseas to Turks and Caicos to film Season 2 and 3.

Season 2 was cast and filmed under a different name to ensure the concept of Too Hot To Handle was kept under wraps

Another aspect of the upcoming seasons of Too Hot to Handle that is different from the first is that the installments weren’t filmed under the show’s real name.

According to Variety, the show’s producers cast and shot its forthcoming two seasons under the title Parties in Paradise. This was done to ensure the concept of Too Hot To Handle was kept under wraps until it was revealed to cast members during production.

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Given the breakout success of the first season on Netflix, ID’ing the show by its real name would have surely been a dead giveaway. By producers withholding the title and premise of the show from its contestants, they ensured that the participants went into the seasons without any knowledge of what was in store, leaving room for Lana to eventually tell them the game’s rules.

Unfortunately, not much is known about the cast for Seasons 2 or 3 at the moment. However, Netflix has announced an official premiere date for Season 2, which will drop its first four episodes on June 23. The remaining six will roll out on June 30.

So get ready for another group of attractive singles to embark on the “least sexy vacation getaway of their lives.”