COLUMBUS, OH – The finale of Love Is Quarantine: Greek Style will be live streaming on the CYA Live platform on Thursday, May 14, 8 PM EST, and will also debut on Instagram TV on Friday morning.
The Greek-American creators and sisters Elizabeth and Kaki Tzagournis and a special Greek guest will host the Love Is Quarantine: Greek Style finale watch party event.
Love Is Quarantine: Greek Style features 12 Greek-American men and women from across the nation who go on blind virtual dates. Based on the hit Netflix series Love Is Blind, the show follows different couples who connect over their shared Greek heritage. Some couples fizzled or were “friend zoned” while others moved to the third and final night. The remaining four couples will go on their last date before finally seeing one another during the live finale event and discover if love between Greek-Americans in quarantine is actually blind.
Elizabeth and Kaki Tzagournis grew up in a big, fat Greek family, both sisters are single, and love bringing together their Greek community whenever they get the chance, even during a worldwide pandemic.
Elizabeth is a writer/producer based in Los Angeles and recently helped produce the Netflix docu-series, The Confession Killer. Kaki is a singer/songwriter who works at Warner Nashville. Her single, Never Stood a Chance, recently hit 20,000 streams on Spotify.
Elizabeth Tzagournis spoke with The National Herald about Love Is Quarantine: Greek Style and what she and her sister are working on next.
TNH: How did you come up with the idea?
Elizabeth Tzagournis: Our backgrounds are in entertainment and we both have participated in dating show experiments before. Kaki and I love connecting people and as we are both home in Columbus, Ohio for the quarantine we thought creating a show to bring the Greek community together would be a great way to spend our time.
TNH: How long did it take to put the entire show together?
ET: We thought of the idea in March and began casting the first week of April. The show was shot in a week over the course of three nights of dates. The editing has been the most time-consuming as each date typically lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. We’ve enjoyed the process so much but it has definitely been a lot of work.
TNH: Will this be the start of a series?
ET: We plan on casting for the second season after our finale Thursday. We are so excited for what else is to come with this concept and have already received a great deal of support and positive feedback. If interested in applying for season 2 please visit this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13E5iAdlbVrO5hWylqvb07SYav4RCsNK6EPCEDtQwJU8/edit
TNH: What are you working on next?
ET: We are gearing up for season 2 and figuring out what that looks like. We are also looking into facilitating blind speed dating for the Greek community as many people have reached out who are interested in getting connected to other Greeks. At the end of the day we are two single, Greek sisters who are just trying to connect people during a global pandemic.
TNH: Where in Greece is the family from?
ET: Our dad’s family comes from the town of Ano Viannos in Crete. Our mom’s family is from Nafpaktos and Tripoli. We actually took a huge family trip (over 70 people) to Ano Viannos, the village our great grandfather grew up in, the summer of 2018.
Love is Quarantine: Greek Style Finale, live streaming on CYA Live, Thursday, May 14, 8PM EST: https://www.cya.live/event/1671.
The show will also debut on Instagram TV Friday morning.
Past episodes of Love is Quarantine: Greek Style are available online:
Episode 1: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_TaTo6pCJq
Episode 2: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_lVG2RJQk8.