Peacock Quickly Renews Hit Reality Competition Series

Peacock is revamping a reality competition series less than a month after its debut. One thing you can know for sure about a streaming service is that once it recognizes it has a hit on its hands, that show will quickly be renewed for additional seasons. Take for example Belaira new representation of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Belair broke a number of Peacock records when it premiered in 2022, including new subscribers, usage and upgrades, as well as reaching eight million accounts on the service. The traitors may be less than a month old, but has already obtained a Season 2 renewal.

Hosted and Produced by Alan Cumming, The traitor is the #1 Peacock original reality series after premiering on January 12. Along with the renewal, Peacock announced that the season 1 reunion show will stream on February 28 and will be hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen. The traitors mixes the witty humor of Alan Cumming with the deceit and betrayal of a celebrity contest in the Scottish Highlands. The big reunion will be the cast’s first time seeing each other since the finale, so you can expect sparks to fly during that special episode.

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Peacock’s The Traitors has a star-studded reality cast

Season 1 of The Traitors featured a mix of reality stars and America’s top players, including Amanda Clark (Emergency Care Nurse)Andy Thurmond (director of music services)Angelica Conti (Hair stylist)Arie Luyendyk Jr. (bachelor/bachelorette)Azra Valani (Yoga Instructor)Brandi Glanville (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)Christian De LaTorre (Veteran & Van Life Influencer)Cirie Fields (Survivor)Cody Calafiore (Big Brother)Geraldine Moreno (Actress)Kate Chatain (Below Deck)Kyle Cooke (Summer house)Michael Davidson (DMV office manager)Quentin Jiles (political analyst)Rachel Reilly (Big Brother)Reza Farahan (Shahs of Sunset)Robert “Bam” Nieves (Tech sales manager)Ryan Lochte (Olympic)Shelbe Rodriguez (Public Affairs manager)Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick (Survivor).

The traitors is an ambitious, highly addictive and spontaneous format that keeps participants and viewers on their toes,” said Corie Henson, EVP Entertainment Unscripted Content, NBCUniversal. “Alan Cumming is a well-dressed genius, the Studio Lambert producers are brilliant storytellers and the show is the perfect mix of drama and suspense to leave our Traitors and Faithfuls wanting more.”

“We have thoroughly enjoyed making the US version of this hit format with NBC and giving Peacock audiences a highly edible murder mystery play full of intrigue and dramatic twists,” said Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert. “This is the game that shows how people judge each other, often drawing wrong conclusions, in a way that is revealing and entertaining. We are excited to make a second season with Alan as we build together on the success of the first .”

What is the traitor about?

Hosted by Alan Cumming, this unscripted competition series is a nerve-wracking psychological adventure where betrayal and deceit are the name of the game. Twenty contestants (including reality A-listers) come together to take on a series of challenges with the goal of earning a cash prize. The catch? Three of the contestants dubbed “the Traitors” will devise a plan to steal the prize from the other contestants dubbed “the Believers.”

The first 10 episode season of The traitors is now available to stream on Peacock. The reunion show is scheduled for February 28.

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