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Peacock Picks Up U.S. Adaptation of The Traitors


Peacock will be the home of the U.S. version of The Traitors, a thriller reality competition based on the Dutch show of the same name.

Set in a remote castle in the Scottish Highlands, the U.S. adaptation will be hosted by Alan Cumming. Reality TV icons and America’s best game players will compete in a game full of alliances, deception and even “murder” for the chance to win up to $250,000.

Peacock has ordered ten episodes of The Traitors, which will go into production later this month. Contestant casting will be announced at a later date.

The U.S. adaptation is produced by Studio Lambert Scotland with Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Toni Ireland, Jack Burgess and Sam Rees Jones serving as executive producers.

“We can’t think of a better person to serve as puppet master of this series than Alan Cumming,” said Jenny Groom, executive VP of unscripted content. “His wit and eccentricity will add the perfect layer of comedy to this thrilling world of high-stakes deception.”

Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, said, “In a game of secrecy, suspicion and plot twists, who better to take the helm and guide our game players through the drama and challenging missions than our very own Scot Alan Cumming?”

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