Peacock has picked up “The Traitors” for a second season, the streamer announced Thursday.
The renewal comes right after the successful premiere of the show. The series follows twenty contestants who advance through a series of challenges to ultimately win a cash prize. Along the way, they must also find out which of the three contestants in the group are “traitors” who plan to steal the prize from the other contestants, who have been made “loyal”. The streamer is calling the unscripted competition its No. 1 original reality series.
“‘The Traitors’ is an exciting, highly addictive and spontaneous format that keeps contestants and viewers on their toes,” said Corey Hansen, NBCUniversal’s EVP of entertainment unscripted content. “Alan Cummings is a well-dressed genius, the producers at Studio Lambert are brilliant storytellers and the show is the perfect blend of drama and suspense to keep our traitors and loyalists craving more.”
In addition to the Season 2 announcement, Peacock has set a Season 1 reunion for February 28. Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, the reunion will reunite the debuting cast for the first time since the treacherous finale.
The first season featured an interesting mix of game players and celebrities, including Amanda Clarke, Andy Thurmond, Angelica Conti, Arie Luyendyk Jr. (“The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette”), Ezra Villani, Brandi Glanville (“Beverly Hills’ ), Christian De La Torre, Ceri Fields (“The Descendants”), Cody Calafour (“Big Brother”), Geraldine Moreno, Kate Chastain (“Below Deck”), Kyle Cook (“Summer House”). ), Michael Davidson, Quentin Giles, Rachel Reilly (“Big Brother”), Reza Farhan (“Kings of Sunset”), Robert “Bam” Nevis, Ryan Lochte, Shelby Rodriguez, Stephanie LaGrossa Kendrick (“Survivors” ).
Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, said, “We’ve had a lot of fun working with NBC to create the US version of this hit format and bring Peacock audiences a killer mystery game full of intrigue and dramatic twists.” ” “It’s a game that shows how people judge each other, often jumping to false conclusions, in a way that’s revealing and entertaining, and we’re excited to make a second season with Alan because Together we build on the success of the past.”
Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Tony Ireland, Sam Reese-Jones, Tim Harcourt, and Jack Burgess serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Studio Lambert.
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