Fiji has been chosen as the setting for Love Island USA season 5.
The show produced by ITV Entertainment (part of ITV America) and distributed in the US on the streaming platform Peacock, is the most streamed original reality competition series in Peacock history. Love Island USA season 5 will premiere on July 18, 2023.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises and Communications Manoa Kamikamica while touring the set of Love Island USA, said the audio-visual industry was a promising sector in Fiji and the people’s Coalition Government was going to support it.
“It is a major opportunity for Fiji’s economy and has the potential to contribute significantly to the Government’s desire to genuinely diversify Fiji’s economy with particular emphasis on its positive impact on the rural economy especially for reality TV shows,” he said.
“This Government will partner with production companies such as ITV that wish to produce movies in Fiji.”
Film Fiji CEO Ramiro Tenorio expressed excitement over Love Island USA choosing Fiji as a preferred location.
“We have worked with the Love Island USA team for many months now in preparation for their arrival to Fiji, and we are tremendously excited about their executive team establishing operations in Fiji,” he said.
“Productions of this calibre choosing Fiji for their shows are a clear indication of Fiji’s potential in the audio-visual sector.”
Love Island USA will bring more than 200 international film crew to Fiji and estimates jobs for between 150 and 300 local crew, including indirect hiring.