The Roku Channel is bringing more original content to its free platform and has announced a brand new reality series coming this fall. Hosted by relationship guru and best-selling author of The Game of Desire, Shan Boodram, The Marriage Pact is an eight-episode series following single friends who have made a pact to marry if both are still single by a certain age.
“Gone are the days where summer flings are trendy,” said Shan Boodram. “Today, people want slow, invested love, and The Marriage Pact is right on trend to deliver an incredibly intimate look at what it looks like to go from friends to intense lovers in real life and real-time. I couldn’t be more proud to host this experience on Roku or more excited to see how our Marriage Pact couples inspire and shock the world.”
Shan Boodram is bringing her expert relationship advice from her popular podcast, Lovers and Friends, to the small screen. She has spent the last 15 years acquiring a following of 1.7 million people across her social platforms where she discusses sex, relationships, and attachment. The Marriage Pact is produced by Maven, a Boat Rocker company.
“We can’t wait for viewers of The Roku Channel to stream The Marriage Pact,” says Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh, President of Maven and Executive Producer of The Marriage Pact. “Shan is the perfect host and expert for this series. It’s such a relatable concept where all the years of wondering ‘what if’ with someone you know will finally be answered. Love and commitment between friends come with a lot to gain, but also a lot to lose.”
The series will feature five ‘couples’ as they discover whether or not they are meant to say “I do”. Have they been overlooking their potential partner for years or is the lack of commitment more of a testament to them staying in the friend zone? Find out starting on August 4th exclusively on The Roku Channel.
“With high-stakes promises between real people with real history at its core, The Marriage Pact showcases relationship dynamics unlike any other reality show,” said Olivia LaRoche, Head of Alternative Originals at Roku. “It’s been incredible to partner with the talented team at Maven and the sensational Shan Boodram to create a truly unique series for viewers.”