‘The Traitors’ Season 2 Stars React to Season 3 Cast and Dan Gheesling Shares Why He Was Paid ‘Double’ Than Initial Offer

‘The Traitors’ Season 2 Stars React to Season 3 Cast and Dan Gheesling Shares Why He Was Paid ‘Double’ Than Initial Offer

The Season 2 cast of “The Traitors” is excited for the next season. Just one day after the new group of reality stars was announced, multiple Season 2 cast members gathered for Variety‘s TV FYC Fest in Los Angeles.

During a “Meet the Makers” panel for the Peacock series, Dan Gheesling, Kate Chastain, Parvati Shallow, Phaedra Parks and winner Trishelle Cannatella reflected on their experience — and commented on the Season 3 cast.

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Parks was very excited about “Housewives” stars Dorinda Medley and Dolores Catania, while Shallow and Gheesling can’t wait to see the “Survivor” legends compete.

“We’re really super close in real life, so I’ve had numerous conversations about joining the game,” Parks said about Medley. “And I love Dolores. We talk quite a bit too, so I said, ‘Don’t be a Housewife, but be a housewife.'”

It wasn’t surprising that Shallow and Gheesling, who love to compete, can’t wait for the stellar group of “Survivor” alums competing: Carolyn Wiger, Tony Vlachos, Boston Rob Mariano and Jeremy Collins.

“Tony is a wild man. I imagine him and Carolyn. Carolyn’s so insane,” Shallow said. “She’s either going to get super twitchy and freak out and get banished or murdered first, or she’s just going to last all the way to the end and cause chaos in the castle.”

Gheesling, who can’t wait to see fellow “Big Brother” alum Britney Haynes because “she’s so dramatic and very smart,” is also very excited about the “Survivor” men, adding, “Jeremy, Boston Robb and Tony? There’s going to be a massive collision in that house!”

As for Canatella, who won Season 2 with “The Challenge” costar C.T. Tamburello, isn’t surprised that there is no one from the MTV show on Season 3.

“They probably got sick of us. CT and I were just in such game mode. I think they probably wanted more of a lighthearted play. I wish I could have been funny on the show, but I really wanted to win, and so I just was so focused on that. I just was not light at all,” she said, with the group admitting that whatever she did worked. As for who she’s looking forward to, the “Real World” alum is ready for Tom Sandoval and Medley. “I wonder if Dorinda is going to just tear him to shreds. I really hope that they do. I think that he’ll be a traitor though. It’ll be a good double bluff.”

The group also shared the casting process for “The Traitors.” During the chat, Gheesling revealed he deletes all of his emails so he had missed two emails from the show when he received a text asking him to check his email. Luckily, it paid off — literally.

“I had two different offers in my trash bin. Lucky for me, they sent me an offer, and then the second one was doubled,” he said. “So the amount to come on the show doubled.”

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