HBO Max has announced a second season pickup for holiday dating series “12 Dates of Christmas,” which follows single “leads” as they meet potential love interests and go on 12 dates in the hopes of finding that special someone to bring home for the holidays.
Season one was filmed at a castle in Austria and followed hopeless romantics as they searched for love in a magical winter wonderland. All eight episodes of the first season are available now on Max, and the new reunion episode “12 Dates of Christmas: Unwrapped” premiered Dec. 18. Hosted by D.J. Pierce, the reunion features original “leads” and their love interests discussing everything that’s occurred in their relationships since last Christmas — from settling scores and revealing behind-the-scenes stories, to unmasking secret hookups and answering whether the couples stayed together or said goodbye.
“’12 Dates’ is the escapist holiday treat we all need right now,” Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of nonfiction and live-action family at Max, said in a statement. “In season one, we wanted to shake up the snow globe to combine everything we love about holiday romcoms with a clever dating show format and a wink at our audience. We look forward to doing more of the same in season two, with a continued emphasis on casting to represent diversity of experience!”