The Circle season 6 release date as Netflix show returns with AI twist

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Season 6 of The Circle is coming to Netflix with a brand new twist.


After the fifth season of The Circle dropped back in 2022, a brand new outing is finally on its way.

Netflix has announced that new episodes of The Circle will drop from Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

The first four episodes will be available to stream immediately with four more added each Wednesday on 24 April and 1 May. The last final episode will then be released on 8 May.

The sixth season of The Circle introduces an AI twist with the debut of Max, an open-source artificial intelligence chatbot that is competing as a player virtually indistinguishable from humans.


Max was crafted to be the game’s most beloved participant, drawing on past seasons and former competitors for inspiration to forge an impeccable profile.


Essentially, Max is irresistible to other players on social media, who are initially oblivious to the fact that they are interacting with an AI bot.

All episodes of the first five seasons are currently available to stream online here.

The show follows the same format as the original British series with contestants residing in individual apartments. They can only communicate with each other via a unique social media platform.

Free to be whoever they want the challenge is to be named the most popular player by their rival competitors.

The players chosen as the least popular in regular ratings will be blocked from The Circle and eliminated from the show.

Contestants may opt to play simply as themselves or decide to change certain things or even take on a catfish persona in order to deceive their competitors.

In the latest season of the Netflix version of the show, the winner will walk away with a $150,000 cash prize.


The Netflix series welcomes contestants from the UK, Ireland, US and Canada.

It follows Channel 4 axing the UK version of The Circle in 2021.

Meanwhile the past three series of The Circle UK are available on Channel4 Streaming here.

The UK version was presented by Emma Willis with voice-over from comic Sophie Willan with a £100,000 cash prize.


Alongside the main series, a one-off Celebrity version aired as part of Stand Up To Cancer.

Those taking part in Celebrity Circle were reality stars Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks, Social media star Saffron Barker, Loose Women stars Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams, Reality star Charlotte Crosby, Radio DJs Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom, Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz, Actress, singer and dancer Denise van Outen, Rapper Lady Leshurr and Blue singer Duncan James