BBC acquires The Traitors US
January 12, 2023
By Nik Roseveare
Following the success of mystery game show The Traitors on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, the BBC has acquired the rights to The Traitors US from All3 Media International produced by Studio Lambert for NBC Universal.
The series will land as a boxset on BBC iPlayer from January 13th, and then be shown on both BBC Three and BBC One.
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.”
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 Cumming at an ancient castle in Scotland, they will work together on missions to build a prize fund worth up to $250,000. But hidden amongst the Faithful contestants are the Traitors, whose goal is to eliminate the Faithful and claim the prize for themselves, all the while remaining undetected.
The Traitors US (10 x 60) is exec produced by Studio Lambert’s Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Toni Ireland, Jack Burgess, Tim Harcourt and Sam Rees Jones with Sharon Vuong, EVP Entertainment Unscripted Development overseeing for NBCUniversal. The original version (in The Netherlands) was created by Marc Pos, developed by All3Media’s IDTV & RTL Creative Unit and produced by IDTV.
The UK series of The Traitors has been streamed over 28 million times on BBC iPlayer to date.