‘The Traitors’ will be back on the BBC for a second series it has been confirmed.
The runaway smash generated a lot of buzz during its first series, which has had 34 million views on BBC iPlayer and is the biggest brand new entertainment launch for the BBC in 2 years.
‘The Traitors’ was the biggest new series for young audiences across all BBC titles last year, and the highest rating new entertainment series on the BBC since at least 2017 for young audiences.
Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, the show is a nail-biting psychological reality competition where 22 strangers play the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust, in the hope of winning up to £120,000.
Winkleman says: “I can’t wait to go back to the castle to watch people play the greatest game on television. I’m knitting a high funnel sweater immediately.”
Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC, says: “Last year’s ambitious and bingeable hit ‘The Traitors’ with Claudia Winkleman is coming back with the brilliant team at Studio Lambert set to bring viewers another magnificent series full of drama and suspense. We can certainly expect even more deceit and psychological games for the Traitors and the Faithfuls.”
Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, says: “We were delighted so many viewers of BBC One and BBC iPlayer loved the first season. They told us they enjoyed the drama and entertainment of watching our players judge each other, often leaping to false conclusions, but also forming alliances and real friendships. We’re excited to be making a second season with Claudia as together we build on the success of the first.”
The first series of The Traitors and The Traitors US are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.
If you would like to take part in the second series please apply via BBC Take Part.