CBS have today given the first look at the brand new Big Brother: All-Stars ‘Loft’ (house) ahead of the LIVE two-hour premiere event, Wednesday, August 5.
“The All-Star Loft is amazing!” said Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, Executive Producers of Big Brother. “It not only has an artistic nod to Big Brother past, but this house actually holds the key to some new twists that will keep these All-Stars on their toes all season long!”
Building on the All-Stars theme, the house gets an A-list makeover befitting this season’s group of returning houseguests. Production designer Scott Storey designed the colorful All-Star Loft, which is inspired by the working arts lofts of downtown Los Angeles and features 16-foot tall warehouse windows and one-of-a-kind installation pieces.
In the living room, the Houseguests will get literal “star treatment” with a gigantic wall full of 1,152 illuminated pegs, as well as a massive star field created from hand-painted rods, which pepper the backlit wall.
The living room also features vintage star-shaped tin signage, as well as a sleek new model of the iconic chess set.
This year’s kitchen pays homage to some of the biggest All-Star moments of the past two decades, with splatter-paint street murals adorning the walls that illustrate players during unforgettable events, such as Dan Gheesling’s funeral, Dr. Will Kirby acting as puppet master, and Rachel Reilly’s call to “floaters” to grab a life vest.
This season, the lounge celebrates the show’s infamous “showmances,” a term coined by Dr. Will during season two, with LED-lit hearts, red velvet seating, and custom monogrammed throw pillows highlighting enduring couples from seasons past.
In the bathroom, the fan-favorite “Big Brother rubber duck” finally gets its due, with hundreds of ducks adorning the walls, from the showers to the sinks.
For the first time, the house will feature four bedrooms, instead of three.
The first bedroom showcases the superhero side of the houseguests, with back issues of BB comics illustrating the walls, including images of memorable Houseguests Swaggy C, Devin Shepherd and Frankie Grande. Custom-printed duvet covers, spider web-like framing, and 3D-printed rocket ships make this room the perfect hero’s headquarters or villain’s lair.
The side bedroom celebrates a major symbol of the game – the Big Brother key – with key-shaped columns capped by glass globes breaking up the padded leather walls, and 41 framed house keys sprinkled throughout the room, as a reminder that only one houseguest will have his or her key pulled at the end of the season.
The back bedroom centers around the one feature Big Brother could not exist without: the camera. Also known as the “photo memory room,” this room is filled with 127 black-and-white photos that highlight pivotal moments spanning the show’s 20-year history, as well as 45 35-millimeter cameras, including one prominently displayed wall-sized lens that not so subtly reminds houseguests all eyes are on them.
If an All-Star wants true VIP treatment, they will want to win the coveted Head of Household title and move into the luxurious HOH suite, which features raked skylights revealing a twilight-lit city skyline, a plush king-sized bed, and a royal blue velvet sofa – the ideal spot for what will surely be many late-night strategy sessions.
Finally, the front of the house has undergone a high-tech redesign featuring millions of LED pixels, giving the house major curb appeal. Throughout the season, the LED screens will display milestones in the game and provide viewers with an ever-closer, clearer look at the All-Star players.
The Big Brother production will follow specific health and safety protocols for COVID-19 with the welfare of everyone involved as the highest priority.
Houseguests will undergo a quarantine period prior to production and will be tested several times prior to entering the House.
Once inside, they will be tested weekly during the season and have no contact with any crew members, and all supplies delivered will be disinfected. In addition, the live show will not have a studio audience.
All staff and crew members will be tested prior to commencing work on a regular basis, as well as screened daily for symptoms. They’ll be required to wear PPE and will work in pods to enhance social distancing. In addition, a COVID-19 compliance officer will be on staff to monitor and enforce all health and safety COVID-19 protocols.
In a first for the hit summer series, the season premiere will air live, and the All-Star cast will be revealed during the two-hour move-in premiere event, Wednesday 5th August 9pm ET/PT.