The Traitors US adds new celebrities to the season 2 cast
The Traitors, a reality show based on the Danish De Verraders format, has taken American audiences by storm. The first US season was a smash hit in 2023, with the atmosphere of the Scottish castle and the backstabbing contestants captivating the nation.
After the success of The Traitors US season 1, it was only a matter of time for another instalment. In February 2023, Peacock renewed the show for season 2 – here is everything we know so far.
When do new episodes of The Traitors US season 2 release?
The first three episodes of The Traitors US dropped on Peacock on Friday 12 January 2024. The following episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
The second season of The Traitors US will consist of eleven 60-minute episodes and one reunion special.
What will season 2 of The Traitors US be about?
The show’s formula will remain the same. An old castle in the Scottish Highlands will bring together 21 contestants to compete for a maximum $250,000 cash prize. Before they get it, however, they will have to face various physical and intellectual challenges to build up the pot.
Adding to the difficulty is that several ‘traitors’ are hiding in the team and plotting against the ‘faithfuls’ to take their money. Each night, the villains will choose a person to murder and be removed from the programme. The group must deduce who the potential traitor might be and decide to banish that participant.
The only major difference from the previous season is that this edition will feature celebrities exclusively. Of course, we’re expecting to see some brand new challenges.
Who are the contestants on The Traitors US season 2?
The host of the new US edition of the show will once again be Alan Cumming. He will be joined by the following contestants:
Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen (Love Island USA)
Chris ‘C.T.’ Tamburello (The Challenge)
Dan Gheesling (Big Brother)
Deontay Wilder (Boxer)
Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (Love Island UK)
Janelle Pierzina (Big Brother)
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (The Challenge)
John Bercow (UK Parliament)
Kevin Kreider (Bling Empire)
Larsa Pippen (The Real Housewives of Miami)
Marcus Jordan (Basketball Player)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars)
Mercedes “MJ” Javid (Shahs of Sunset)
Parvati Shallow (Survivor)
Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
Peter Weber (The Bachelor)
Phaedra Parks (The Real Housewives of Atlanta)
Sandra Diaz-Twine (Survivor)
Shereé Whitfield (The Real Housewives of Atlanta)
Tamra Judge (The Real Housewives of Orange County)
Trishelle Cannatella (Real World: Las Vegas)
According to Entertainment Weekly, Kate Chastain and Will Kirby have joined season 2 of the show.
‘The Traitors’ has added Kate Chastain to its season 2 cast, and ‘Big Brother’ star Will Kirby will join as a special guest. https://t.co/dw15NELyOn— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 14, 2024
Chastain, star of Below Deck, took part in season 1 of The Traitors and did really well in it. As a Faithful, she made it almost to the finale. This time, the celebrity will appear in episode 5 of The Traitors season 2, which will air on Thursday 25 January 2024. Her role in the show remains unknown.
Kirby was the winner of the 2nd season of Big Brother in 2001. He will appear as a special guest in the new instalment of The Traitors, but it isn’t known when exactly he will appear.
Is there a trailer for The Traitors US season 2?
Get a taste of what is to come by watching the trailer below:
How to watch The Traitors US in America
The Traitors is a Peacock original, so in the US you can only stream the show on this platform.
At the time of writing, you can choose between two subscription packages:
Peacock Premium – $5.99 per month / $59.99 per year
Peacock Premium Plus – $11.99 per month / $119.99 per year
You can sign up for an account on the Peacock website.
How to watch The Traitors US in the UK and abroad
You can, of course, watch the American version of The Traitors outside the US. However, you will need a VPN service (a virtual private network) to change your IP and sign in to Peacock’s US library. For this, you can use NordVPN, one of the most popular options of its kind.
Last year’s season was also syndicated on BBC iPlayer not long after it debuted on Peacock, so there is a chance that this will happen again.
You can read more about that matter in our guide on how to watch The Traitors US in the UK.