‘The Traitors’ Is the Murder Mystery Reality Show of Our Dreams (or Nightmares)
You can have a lil murder, as a treat.
The Traitors is a new reality series that premiered on Peacock Jan. 12, 2023. The wild premise is that a group of strangers (half of them reality TV stars) go to a creepy mansion in rural Scotland and are murdered one by one. The game closely mirrors the party game “Mafia” in which a group of innocent people attempt to determine who the mafioso are among them while the mafia members kill innocents at predetermined intervals.
This series is made for horror fans and anyone whose ever wanted to cosplay their favorite whodunit. While the guests lounge in the mansion to discuss who they think the “traitors” are (in the game Mafia, these would be mafiosi), the traitors conspire to murder the guests who are on to them while wearing capes and gathering in one of the castle’s turrets. The game is hosted by Scottish actor Alan Cumming.
The Traitors is an American version of the Dutch reality show De Verraders, which also plays on the Mafia parlour game. The cast for the first season includes 10 newcomers and 10 reality TV stars.
The Traitors cast:
Reality TV stars:
- Rachel Reilly, from Big Brother
- Cirie Fields, from Survivor
- Kate Chastain, from Below Deck
- Kyle Cooke, from Summer House
- Brandi Glanville, from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
- Arie Luyendyk Jr., from The Bachelor
- Stephenie LaGrossa, from Survivor
- Cody Calafiore, from Big Brother
- Ryan Lochte, Olympic swimmer
- Reza Farahan, from Shahs of Sunset
- Andie Vanacore, Director of Music Services from Reno
- Shelbe Rodriguez, Public Affairs Manager from Beaumont, TX
- Quentin Jiles, Political Analyst from Houston
- Anjelica Conti, Hairstylist from Staten Island
- Christian de la Torre, Veteran from Los Angeles
- Amanda Clarke, Emergency Room Nurse from Carlilse, PA
- Azra Valani, Yoga instructor from Los Angeles
- Michael Davidson, DMV office manager from Oneida, KY
- Geraldine Moreno, actress from North Hollywood
- Robert “Bam” Nieves, Tech sales from Rye, NY
The entire first season of The Traitors is available to stream on Peacock.
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