Certainly one of this 12 months’s most enjoyable new exhibits – The Traitors – is coming again for one more spherical this week, this time with American contestants – and it already has a UK dwelling.
Following the foremost success of the primary UK collection (The Traitors was streamed 28 million instances on BBC iPlayer), an American model is premiering this week – created by the identical folks, and filmed in the identical location, a fort within the Scottish Highlands.
The UK model aired on the BBC – the three first episodes had been all obtainable directly on BBC iPlayer, with subsequent episodes then airing weekly on BBC One and iPlayer.
The US model, which is hosted by Alan Cumming (the UK model was hosted by Claudia Winkleman), will stream on Peacock within the US – a streaming service owned by NBCUniversal, which is in flip owned by Comcast – the house owners of Sky.
Due to this fact, and with Peacock being a class on Sky within the UK, many thought the US model of The Traitors would find yourself on Peacock / Sky within the UK.
Nevertheless, with Peacock not being a full streaming service/app within the UK (and is as a substitute largely a class of exhibits on Sky and its streaming service NOW), the content material library is kind of completely different than the one Peacock provides within the US (and the American model can solely be watched within the UK utilizing a VPN).
The Traitors (US) was subsequently left with out a direct dwelling – and right this moment, it was introduced that the BBC had acquired the rights to the American model of the present.
The Traitors is a actuality/competitors present that’s based mostly on a Dutch present with an identical idea. Within the UK model, 22 strangers lived collectively in a fort, with a few of them being “Traitors” – contestants who get to homicide one of many different contestants each night time.
Within the UK model, the contestants had been all “unknowns” (comparatively talking), however within the American model, among the contestants will probably be acquainted faces from previous actuality TV exhibits.
Twenty of America’s “most crafty contestants”, a mixture of well-known faces and on a regular basis Individuals, will play the final word homicide thriller recreation of deception and suspicion.
Hosted by award-winning actor Alan Cumming at an historic fort in Scotland, they’ll work collectively on exhilarating missions to construct a prize fund value as much as $250,000.
However, identical to on the UK model, hidden amongst the Devoted contestants are the Traitors, whose objective is to get rid of the Devoted and declare the prize for themselves, all of the whereas remaining undetected.
Underneath the quilt of darkness, the Traitors will homicide the Faithfuls one after the other, and alongside this treacherous spree, the gamers should attempt to uncover the Traitors and banish them from the sport.
If the Devoted contestants banish all of the Traitors, they’ll share the prize fund, but when a Traitor makes it to the top, they’ll steal all the cash.
How Can I Watch The Traitors US In The UK?
The American model of The Traitors will debut within the US right this moment (January 12) – however UK viewers received’t have to attend lengthy.
The collection will land as a boxset on BBC iPlayer on Friday, January 13, after which be proven on each BBC Three and BBC One.
Which means viewers with a BBC iPlayer account and a suitable system, will be capable of binge-watch all the collection (there are 10 episodes in whole) from Friday.
Dan McGolpin, Director, iPlayer and Channels, stated:
“Following the massive success of The Traitors, which has been streamed greater than 28 million instances on BBC iPlayer and was the discuss of the nation over the festive interval, we’re delighted to offer BBC viewers the prospect to look at the model new US collection inside hours of its launch in America.
Hosted by the sensible Alan Cumming and filmed on the identical location because the UK collection, it’s a brand new 12 months deal with for these looking for out extra treachery – all is about to be revealed on BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC One.”
BBC iPlayer, the BBC’s streaming app, is out there on nearly each streaming system and Sensible TV offered within the UK, and is free to look at – although most individuals should pay the TV Licence payment in the event that they watch something on iPlayer.