Too Hot To Handle Season 4 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

You know and love Netflix for its massive library of dramas and movies, but the streaming giant has become one of the go-to platforms for reality shows, as well. One of its most popular shows, aside from "Sexy Beasts" and "Dating Around," is "Too Hot to Handle." The show, which premiered on Netflix in November 2020, features 10 adults who mingle in a house on a tropical destination. The contestants think they're going to hookup with each other, only to find out they are banned from any intimate activities like kissing and having sex for the entire duration of the show, according to Cosmopolitan.

If the contestants manage to resist the temptations and keep their hands to themselves until the show ends, then they have a chance to earn up to $200,000. However, those who break the rules will see the prize money decrease. Unlike other dating reality shows, "Too Hot to Handle" flips the script on how to build romantic connections. The lack of physical intimacy means that contestants will get to know each other on a deeper level.

"Too Hot to Handle" has become such a hit that people cannot wait to see what curveballs Lana — the virtual assistant on the show — has in store for the contestants. Here's everything we know about the fourth season below.

When will Too Hot to Handle Season 4 be released?

"Too Hot to Handle" fans won't have to wait too long to return to the tropics, as Netflix just announced a Season 4 renewal of the dating show. The streamer announced the news on February 16 with a steamy new trailer on Instagram. "It's about to go down! Too Hot to Handle will return for a Season 4," the Instagram caption read. Per Digital Spy, the announcement came swiftly, as Season 3 had just premiered on the streaming platform in January. However, the renewal indicates that Netflix is happy with the reception and viewership thus far and has wasted no time in giving viewers what they want.

A release date for Season 4 has not been officially announced, but it's safe to assume that the show will premiere in time for the summer season. The first two seasons premiered in the spring and summer respectively, per IMDb, so viewers will likely have to wait a couple of months before they can see Lana give instructions again. With that said, we're sure the wait will be worth it.

Who has been cast on Too Hot to Handle Season 4?

Although Netflix has released a trailer for Season 4 of "Too Hot to Handle," few details are available about who will be participating in the show. What we do know is that there will be drama with one of the contestants previewing "something's about to go down." The secrecy of the contestants can be attributed to Netflix's scouting strategy. According to Newsweek, the show's casting director finds young, attractive models on Instagram, and flies them to the destination on separate flights. In doing so, the contestants can remain anonymous to each other before the show starts filming. However, there are also other factors to be considered when it comes to the show's casting.

Oprah Daily reports that the show also uses a rigorous screening process to select contestants. Creator Louise Peet said they reviewed thousands of casting tapes and said that prospects' talents, habits, love lives, and fear of commitment were factors in whether or not they got chosen. The most important trait, Peet said, was that the contestants had to have a "warmth" to them even though they may not have the nicest personality. We are hopeful that the 14 contestants on Season 4 will be as entertaining as those who came before them.

Where will Too Hot to Handle Season 4 be filmed?

Part of Netflix's decision to renew "Too Hot to Handle" for a fourth season has to do a lot with ratings. Deadline reported that the first season of the show was watched by approximately 51 million people, whereas the second season dipped a bit with only 29 million viewers tuning in. However, Netflix still makes mega money from its shows and that money has been invested into the production of the new season.

Compared to other reality shows, "Too Hot to Handle" is expensive to produce because of the locations in which it films. Seasons 2 and 3 were filmed in a villa at the Turtle Tail Estate in Turks and Caicos, per Marie Claire. The outlet notes, via The Caribbean Journal, that the villa costs $10,000 to rent, which is not cheap for Netflix.

Perhaps the price has become a little too steep for the streaming platform, as Season 4 will be filmed at a different villa in Turks & Caicos, according to Digital Spy. But viewers will have to wait and see if the scenery lives up to previous seasons when Season 4 premieres later this summer.