Besides a few major hits like Poker Face, Peacock hasn’t made a major splash in the streaming platform competition space. Up against the likes of Max, Netflix, and Hulu, the NBCUniversal subscription service still has room to grow in terms of original content in addition to its impressive back catalogue. The Traitors is one of their newest and most exciting bets yet.
Based on a 2021 Dutch reality competition show (a UK version also premiered in 2022), the US version of The Traitors first premiered in January 2023. Hosted by Alan Cummings, Season 1 featured 20 contestants, including stars of reality television. Within the cast, three players are deemed Traitors, who vote to eliminate the Faithfuls, which consists of the rest of the cast. While the Traitors work to take out contestants, the Faithfuls work together to unmask the traitors. The prize for all of this? $250,000. After its premiere, the series quickly got the green light for Season 2 in February 2023.
While Season 1 featured both celebrities and regular people, Season 2 is making a major change. Rather than having a mix in the type of cast, the next season is casting all reality television veterans, celebrities, and athletes. They’ll likely have a bit more skill on how to strategically fool other cast members versus a regular person.
Although the show’s cast was just announced, there’s still a long ways away from the show’s Season 2 premiere. Whether you’re watching for the first time, or just interested in the show now, here’s what you should know about The Traitors Season 2.
How to watch The Traitors Season 2
You can only watch The Traitors on Peacock, which requires a subscription.
When will The Traitors Season 2 premiere?
Season 2 of The Traitors will likely air in January 2023, much like Season 1 did. And according to Deadline, Peacock says the series will return “early next year.”
Who will be in The Traitors Season 2?
If you watch any reality television, you’ll be very excited with the cast. Here’s the full cast listing, along with where you’ve seen them before.
- 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)
Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.