Friday the thirteenth is unlucky for some, but it would seem fans of The Traitors are in luck as the BBC has just announced some major news. The popular reality television series, which burst onto screens for the first time just months ago and had viewers hooked, is returning with an American version tomorrow.
The UK edition, which was fronted by Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman, was a huge success and saw 22 strangers embroil in a game of backstabbing lies and deceit. For those unfamiliar, the contestants taking part had to complete missions together every episode to add money to a prize pot, however, hidden among them were traitors whose job it was to "murder" one of their fellow players every night.
Everyone else in the game was labelled a faithful. It was their job to detect who the traitors were and banish them from the game before they become their next victim. If there were any traitors left at the end of the show they got to steal all the money in the prize pot for themselves. You can see who the 2022 winners were here.
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The nail-biting game went down a storm on with viewers at home and now the BBC has confirmed its acquired the US version. The series will land as a boxset on BBC iPlayer tomorrow and then be shown on both BBC Three and BBC One.
It will see twenty of America's most cunning contestants, a mix of famous faces and everyday Americans, play the ultimate murder mystery game of deception and suspicion. Hosted by award-winning actor Alan Cumming at an ancient castle in Scotland, they will work together on exhilarating missions to build a prize fund worth up to $250,000.
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." For more showbiz and television stories get our newsletter here.
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