A whole new group of romantic hopefuls are ready to tie the knot – at first sight.
FYI network’s hit social experiment show Married at First Sight (produced by Kinetic Content) – in which singles meet their husbands or wives for the first time as they walk down the aisle – is headed to Miami this season, and PEOPLE has a first look at the new cast.
This season, the matches were created by sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and newcomers Pastor Calvin Robertson, a marriage counselor, and communication and relationship expert Rachel DeAlto.
A yacht interior specialist, Wilson, 28, previously lived in Hawaii after attending college in Texas. He’s now settled down in a remodeled RV-turned-luxury tour bus in Miami and wants a wife who is trustworthy, funny and sympathetic. He was in a longterm relationship for a few years but hasn’t had luck meeting a woman the traditional way.
Vilchez’s last relationship ended badly, so she focused on her career but is now ready to find lasting love. The real estate agent’s parents divorced when she was a teen after her mother found out her father had a second family, but Vilchez, 24, believes she can find a loving and loyal man with some help from the show’s experts.
Pendergrast’s longest relationship ended two years ago, and the real estate agent, 32, is ready to settle down with a woman and build a life together. He hopes his wife is independent, confident and someone who can bring him out of his introverted ways.
Passionate about her career, Granados, 33, is a social worker who currently works in foster care. Her parents divorced when she was 15, and she is still very sensitive about that difficult time in her life. Many of her relationships ended because of infidelity, so she needs a partner who is honest, chivalrous and a good communicator who can make her laugh.
Raised by a single mom, Schwartz spent time in the Navy before settling into his marketing career. Although his biggest fear in life is failing at something he commits to, the 35-year-old has full trust in the show’s experts to find him his perfect match.
Ambitious, strong-willed and looking for someone who can be her equal, Seidel is a flight attendant who is active and enjoys traveling and cooking for her family and friends. The 32-year-old has her parents – who are still together – as models for a healthy marriage, and she hopes to emulate their relationship with her husband.
Fans of the show will have more access than ever to the couples this season. MAFS alum Jamie Otis will host Unfiltered, which will feature interviews with the couples as well as their friends and family throughout the season. The couples will also be sharing more behind the scenes on Confessions, which will show uncensored footage from all six newlyweds when they’re away from production’s cameras and lights.
The season 4 premiere of Married at First Sight airs July 26 at 8 p.m. ET on FYI.