The Traitors' First Trailer Proves the Competition Is More Insane Than We Expected

The first look at Peacock's new series The Traitors teases tense competition as reality stars and game players work together to discover the enemies among them. Watch.

By Paige Strout Jan 04, 2023 5:31 PMTags
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Peacock's wild new competition series is about to commence.

Twenty reality stars and skilled game players will compete for a cash prize in the gorgeous Scottish Highlands on the new series The Traitors, which premieres Jan. 12. But as the show's title suggests, three secret enemies among them will work to derail the competition.

"In this game, the person sitting next to you may smile and smile and be a villain," host Alan Cumming tells the group in the preview. "There are traitors amongst you. You think you know who they are?"

Fans will have to tune in to see if the traitors are among the show's celebrity competitor lineup, which includes Bachelor Nation's Arie Luyendyk Jr., The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Brandi Glanville, Below Deck alum Kate Chastain, Summer House's Kyle Cooke, Shahs of Sunset's Reza Farahan, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Survivor contestants Cirie Fields and Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick and Big Brother contestants Cody Calafiore and Rachel Reilly.

And if "you thought The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was bad," as Alan states, The Traitors first look teases plenty of drama, cast fights, manipulation and more wild moments in store.

The Cast of Peacock's The Traitors

Not to mention, the show's series of games look just as intense, from lighting up rabbit-shaped pyres, unconventional Ferris wheel rides and getting covered in bugs to boat races, helicopter rides, contestants being buried alive in coffins and more.

As Alan quips in the trailer, "Exciting, isn't it?"

Based on the Dutch series of the same name, Studio Lambert produces the series for Peacock with executive producers Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Toni Ireland, Sam Rees-Jones, Tim Harcourt and Jack Burgess.

Check out more nail-biting moments in the full trailer above.


All 10 episodes of The Traitors premiere Thursday, Jan. 12, on Peacock.

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

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