Ever thought about testing whether your partner really wants to be with you by giving them an ultimatum and then both dating someone else to see if you'd rather be with that person instead?


Well, quite a few couples have, and now five are about to appear on season two of Netflix's The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.

The eccentric dating show first aired on the streaming site in April 2022, with a set of couples putting their relationship to the test.

Netflix then launched a spin-off of the show titled The Ultimatum: Queer Love, which saw five couples made up of women and non-binary people going through the same experiment.

Now, a new batch of lovers are about to take on The Ultimatum, with episodes set to drop on Netflix this August.

So when does The Ultimatum season 2 start? How many episodes will there be? And who are the couples putting their relationship to the test this year?

Read on for everything you need to know about The Ultimatum season 2.

The Ultimatum season 2 start date

Season 2 of The Ultimatum will arrive on Netflix on Wednesday 23rd August with the first eight episodes.

They will be available to stream from 8am (BST).

How many episodes are there of The Ultimatum season 2?

There are 10 episodes in total. The first eight will drop on Wednesday 23rd August, with the final two following on Wednesday 30th August.

These will reveal whether the couples decided to stay together, split or move on to someone new.

The Ultimatum season 2 cast

Jelisa and Brian on The Ultimatum season 2, with Jelisa sat on Brian's lap
Jelisa and Brian in The Ultimatum season 2. Netflix

There are five couples taking part in The Ultimatum season 2.

See a full cast list below:

  • Jelisa, 32, and Brian, 29
  • James, 24, and Ryann, 24
  • Trey, 29, and Riah, 25
  • Kat, 28, and Alex, 32
  • Antonio, 30, and Roxanne, 30

How does The Ultimatum work?

The Ultimatum involves a group of couples who all have one thing in common - while one person wants to get married, the other does not.

The person who doesn't want to get married is then issued with an "ultimatum", after which they must decide if they want to stay with their original partner and get married or if they want to move on with someone else.

To help them make their decision, all couples will split up and live with someone new. Over three weeks, they'll get to know them and meet one another's families.

The Ultimatum season 2 trailer

Earlier this month, Netflix released an explosive trailer for season 2.

You can watch the full clip below:

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On season 2 will launch on Netflix on Wednesday 23rd August. Season 1 and The Ultimatum: Queer Love are available to stream now.


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