The Traitors' Reza Farahan, Kate Chastain Tease "Insane" Challenges and a "Bravo Family Alliance"

Reza Farahan and Kate Chastain talked teaming up with their fellow Bravolebrities on the new competition series The Traitors. Plus, hear about the jaw-dropping challenges they compete in.

By Brett Malec Jan 11, 2023 7:01 PMTags

These Bravo stars are going to battle.

Shahs of Sunset's Reza Farahan and Below Deck's Kate Chastain are reuniting with a bevy of fellow network alums for Peacock's new reality competition series The Traitors. Set in a castle in the Scottish Highlands, the show features both celebrities and civilians working together in a series of challenges in hopes of ultimately taking home a cash prize of up to $250,000—but three secret enemies among them will try to derail their mission at every move.

In addition to Kate and Reza, Bravolebrities Brandi Glanville from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Summer House's Kyle Cooke will also star on the show. According to Kate, the foursome's Bravo bond made for an instant connection.

"I think organically, naturally, yes we did form a Bravo family alliance," she exclusively told E! News in a joint interview with Reza. "When there's so many unknowns—new country, new castle, new people, traitors—anything that's familiar, you're gonna gravitate towards. Fortunately for us, the Bravo people that were there were so lovely and wonderful and fun. I feel bad though, I think at first we were a little too clique-y."

The Cast of Peacock's The Traitors

While the two wouldn't reveal any specifics about the jaw-dropping challenges they compete in this season, Reza did tease they are "insane."

"The competitions were competitions that they could only get us to do in a foreign country," he shared. "I don't know that necessarily we'd be able to legally do these competitions in America is what I'm trying to say."

Despite the difficulty of the competition, Reza says the opportunity to join The Traitors came at the perfect time in his life.

Virginia Sherwood/Peacock

"My experience was very therapeutic," he explained. "I'd been coming off the tail-end of Shahs getting cancelled I was like a zombie that needed consoling. So having time to sequester in a castle with murderers running around was just what the doctor ordered."

As for Kate, she shared, "My experience was quite intense. I felt like I was on a movie set I mean there were peacocks, we're in Scotland and there's a castle, there's [host] Alan [Cumming] in a kilt. It was just so surreal."

The Traitors premieres Thursday, Jan. 12, on Peacock.

(E! and Peacock are both part of the NBCUniversal family)

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