Netflix's 'The Circle' Switches up Its Location for Season 6 (EXCLUSIVE)

In a departure from its predecessors, Season 6 of Netflix's beloved reality competition series 'The Circle' was filmed in the United States.

Shannon Raphael - Author

Apr. 16 2024, Updated 2:48 p.m. ET

The pink room in Season 6 of 'The Circle'
Source: Netflix

Each season on The Circle, contestants are isolated in one-bedroom apartments in one building. They're cut off from the outside world, and their only connection to each other is a big TV with a social platform the show is named after.

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After watching the previous seasons, and with Season 6 almost here, fans are dying to know: Where was The Circle filmed? Here's everything we know about the Netflix hit's location. (Hint: it's not where you might think.)

And don't click away just yet! Distractify spoke exclusively with Season 3 players Ava and Chanel Capra, who gave insight into their own experiences on the show.

The laundry room in Season 6 of 'The Circle.'
Source: Netflix
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Where was 'The Circle' filmed?

For those unaware, Season 6 brings a notable shift as The Circle relocates to the United States! As opposed to the previous seasons, which were filmed in an apartment complex in England, Season 6 unfolds in Atlanta.

Many eagle-eyed fans residing in Atlanta recently took to Reddit and pinpointed the exact location of the apartments showcased in Season 6 — do you have any guesses? If not, don't fret because we have the answer! So, as it turns out, Season 6 of The Circle was filmed at the Sonder Midtown South building on Renaissance Parkway.

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The courtyard in Season 6 of 'The Circle.'
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OK, let's rewind for a moment! Reflecting on her experience, Season 3 contestant Ava Capra shared with Distractify that filming in England "was just a real reflective moment in everybody's life."

Expanding on her and Chanel's journey, Ava elaborated, "And for us to be able to have been given the opportunity to go halfway across the world and just be sisters in a time there. You know, we were all just so emotionally drained and stressed."

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"We couldn't be more grateful," she continued. "We didn't even really care about anything else. Just that we had this moment together to just be sisters. It was like we won already."

Wait, is 'The Circle' fake or scripted?

Like any reality show, you have to assume that some scenes are filmed more than once to get the lighting or sound just right. Some contestants may even be prompted to say more than they would about themselves or their gameplay than they might prefer to reveal. But in terms of actors or actual scripts, you can consider The Circle to be quite real.

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The first season of the American version finished filming ahead of time, while British audiences were able to interact with the episodes of the U.K. version as they aired. Whether this change was done because the American version is on a streaming service known for binge-watching episodes, or because it's actually more contrived, is unclear.

The Circle is now streaming on Netflix.

Additional reporting by Sara Belcher and Chrissy Bobic.

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