It's good news for all you fans of The Traitors!


Following the popularity of the UK series, which premiered on BBC One in November last year, the BBC have only gone and acquired the rights to the US version, which starts on Peacock on Thursday 12th January.

That means UK viewers will get to watch more 'Faithfuls' and 'Traitors' trying to win a huge prize jackpot of $250,000 (£206,000).

While there will be a few differences, with Scottish actor Alan Cumming presenting the American series instead of Claudia Winkleman, the process will be exactly the same with three Traitors having to murder Faithful contestants in a bid to claim the prize money for themselves.

As usual, there will be roundtables where contestants will get a chance to vote to eliminate one another.

If the Faithfuls are able to successfully banish all the Traitors from the show during the roundtables, they will share the prize fund - but if there's at least one Traitor left in the final round, they'll go home with the entire prize pot.

The UK series concluded on 23rd December with the winners revealed, and since then we've been missing our fix of the truly addictive show.

If like us, you couldn't get enough of the series and want more, read on for a guide to how to watch The Traitors US in the UK.

How to watch The Traitors US in the UK

The cast of The Traitors US.
Alan Cumming presents The Traitors (US). BBC

The American version of The Traitors will release on Thursday 12th January on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.

The full boxset will be available to UK viewers on Friday 13th January via BBC iPlayer.

Episodes will then air on 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."

The Traitors US will be filmed in the same Scottish castle as the UK series, and will once again include a group of Faithfuls and Traitors.

Unlike the UK version, half the contestants will be celebrities, and all 10 episodes will be released at once.

What is The Traitors about?

Based on the Dutch series De Verraders, the show sees contestants living in a castle in the Scottish Highlands with the hope of sharing a prize fund, which was up to £120,000 for the UK series.

However, there's a twist - amongst them are the "Traitors", a group of contestants selected by host on the first day.

Contestants will have to work hard to convince others that they're a "Faithful". Meanwhile, the Traitors will get to murder (eliminate) a Faithful each night.

Roundtables will take place each day, and all contestants will get to vote for who they think is a Traitor. The person with the most votes will be banished from the game and will reveal whether they are indeed a Faithful or Traitor.

If the Faithfuls managed to successfully eliminate all the Traitors at the roundtable, they will share the prize fund. However, if there are any Traitors are left in the game at the final round, they will take all the winnings.

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The Traitors US trailer

The official trailer for The Traitors US has been released.

You can watch it below:

The Traitors US starts on Peacock on Thursday 12th January. All episodes will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer from Friday 13th January. Episodes will also air on BBC One and BBC Three.

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