The Traitors US: Trailer, cast, release date and how to watch it

The Traitors US will be hosted by actor Alan Cumming (Peacock)
The Traitors US will be hosted by actor Alan Cumming (Peacock)

Hot on the heels of its success in the UK, The Traitors US will soon hit our screens.

Hosted by Scottish actor Alan Cumming, the US version takes place in the same Scottish castle as the UK version, and even features the same missions.

The “faithfuls” will have to discover and banish the three traitors hidden among them, while being careful not to eliminate any of their own along the way. Each night, the traitors will meet and decide which of the faithfuls to “murder”, never to be seen again. But instead of competing to win £120,000, the contestants will be battling it out for $250,000.

So if the finale of the UK Traitors left you feeling bereft, find out how to get your fix of the hit show below.

The Traitors US cast

Unlike the UK version, the Traitors US cast includes reality TV stars alongside members of the public. The show will feature contestants who have already appeared on American reality shows including Big Brother, Below Deck, The Bachelor, Survivor and the Real Housewives.

Reality TV fans may recognise Kyle Cooke (Summer House), Kate Chastain (Below Deck), Reza Farahan (Shahs of Sunset) and Brandi Glanville (The Real Housewives) among the faithfuls – or traitors.

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Joining them will be Cody Calafiore and Rachel Reilly (Big Brother), Cirie Fields and Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick (Survivor) and Arie Luyendyk Jr (The Bachelor). Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte will also take part.

The non-celebrity contestants are Christian De La Torre, Michael Davidson, Andie Thurmond, Quentin Jiles, Shelbe Rodriguez, Geraldine Moreno, Robert “Bam" Nieves, Anjelica Conti, Azra Valani and Amanda Clark.

The Traitors trailer

How to watch the Traitors US

All episodes of The Traitors US will land on BBC iPlayer on January 13, 2023. The series will then be shown on BBC One and BBC Three.

Dan McGolpin, Director, iPlayer and Channels, said: “Following the huge success of The Traitors, which has been streamed more than 28 million times on BBC iPlayer and was the talk of the nation over the festive period, we’re delighted to give BBC viewers the chance to watch the brand new US series within hours of its release in America.

“Hosted by the brilliant Alan Cumming and filmed at the same location as the UK series, it’s a new year treat for those seeking out more treachery - all is about to be revealed on BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC One.”

Who is Alan Cumming?

Alan Cumming, 57, is a Scottish actor from Aberfeldy, Perthshire. An successful theatre actor, Cumming won an Olivier Award for his role in Accidental Death of an Anarchist and a Tony Award for playing the MC in Cabaret.

TV fans may know him as Eli Gould in The Good Wife or as Dr Dylan Reinhart in Instinct. His film credits include Emma (1996), Spy Kids (2001), X-Men 2 (2003) and Burlesque (2010).

Cumming is married to Grant Shaffer, with whom he lives in New York City.