60 Days In Season 7 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

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When "60 Days In" debuted in 2016, it was a hit on A&E. Newsweek reports that it became an even bigger deal when it premiered on Netflix on November 1, 2020. In fact, it was one of the most popular shows on the streaming platform during its first week.

It's no surprise why. The series has all the drama and intensity that viewers look for in reality TV shows, and it's not scripted, according to The Cinemaholic. Plus, the volunteers feel as though they are doing good work. Every volunteer who goes undercover helps remove rival gangs, drugs, and corruption by reporting what they learn to the sheriff.

It seems as though every season of "60 Days In" gets more intense than the last. Season 6, for instance, saw many cast members quit the program early as they faced mounting stress and danger while living in jail (via Amazon Prime). The series even called the Etowah County jail "the most challenging jail in '60 Days In' history." Will Season 7 be just as intense and when will Season 7 come out?

Here's Season 7's release date

As of October 19, A&E has not yet announced a Season 7 for "60 Days In." However, we may be able to predict when the release date will be announced, and when the new release date will be. Seasons 1, 2, and 3 debuted in March, August, and March, respectively (via Amazon Prime). Seasons 4, 5, and 6 debuted later each year, in December and January. As a result, Season 7 may debut next year, in January 2022.

In addition, the last release date for Season 6, "the craziest season ever" as A&E called it, was November 19, 2019 (via The Gadsden Times). The next release date may therefore happen this November. At that point, new details will likely be revealed, too.

However, COVID-19 may have caused a delay in both casting and filming. Depending on the state of certain jails, the showrunners may have a difficult time creating a safe environment for the inmates, volunteers, and crew.

Who will be in the cast of 60 Days In Season 7?

Because A&E has yet to announce a Season 7 for "60 Days In," it's not likely that the showrunners have cast the new season. However, depending on the circumstances, the casting directors may have already begun looking through applications.

In the past, the showrunners have cast criminal justice students, former members of the army reserve, attorneys, retired police officers, and civilians who were simply passionate about the criminal justice system (via Amazon Prime). We can expect similar volunteers to be cast on Season 7. After all, the show only works if the volunteers are motivated and want to help improve the jails in which they live for 60 days.

Also, participants must go through intense training to prepare for the program. This means that the casting process takes even longer, as some potential cast members get weeded out by training. In previous seasons, like Season 6, volunteers who made it through training couldn't get through the 60 days. Veterans of the reality show who did make it said that they followed strict rules to get through the entire program, via AETV.

New details about Season 7

It's not likely that the showrunners for "60 Days In" will drastically change the format of the reality TV show. The formula works well, and the county prisons they visited in past seasons have shown impressive improvement.

Still, showrunners are always looking for new ways to spice up later seasons. Viewers might see the volunteers enter jails that need extreme reform, as they did in Season 6 (via Amazon Prime). This intensifies the drama and seriousness of the series.

As always, filming of Season 7 will likely take place at a new county jail, one that has never hosted the reality show. Filming in a new jail each season allows the showrunners to have the element of surprise. When inmates don't know about the series, they don't suspect that a small number of inmates are actually undercover volunteers.

Ultimately, it will take time to learn more details about Season 7 of "60 Days In," but it will be worth it. The new season will bring even more drama and more change to the way jails are run.