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The Traitors US 2: a new schedule for its celebrity cast

The Traitors US 2: a new schedule for its celebrity cast
Alan Cumming and The Traitors 2 cast in Peacock's trailer, in what appears to be a funeral procession

Peacock has released the cast, premiere date, and trailer for the show I am most looking forward to in 2024: The Traitors season two.

There are two major changes Peacock is making, one of which we already knew about: a nearly all-reality TV star cast.

I’m intrigued by that—mostly because the cast is stacked (Sandra Diaz-Twine, Dan Gheesling, Johnny Bananas, Parvati Shallow, Peppermint), plus, of course, the return of host Alan Cumming.

I’m also hopeful we’ll eventually get two seasons a year: one with an all-civilian cast, and one with an all-reality cast, but that is a dream right now. The reality is a new season that’s less than a month away.

A person in a black hat and coat standing in front of a lit castle at night
Alan Cumming returns to host Peacock’s The Traitors 2

The second change to The Traitors US season two is that the show will not drop all its episodes on a single day, like it did last year.

Instead, Peacock will release the first three episodes on Jan. 12, and after that, a new episode every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.

I love that schedule: I am a child of the 1980s, after all, and having to wait a week for the next episode of a competition reality show is part of the fun. It also gives us time to discuss before the next episode, and also means some of us won’t know who won before others even start watching!

In addition, Peacock is adding an after-show, The Traitors Postmortem, which will have “additional footage and interviews with eliminated contestants,” and stream on both Peacock and YouTube.

There’s a new trailer for the second season on YouTube, and it gives us some glimpses: at challenges, at the cast making accusations at the roundtable, and at Alan Cumming continuing to look fabulous.

The Traitors season 2 cast

A person wearing a polka-dotted ascot and beret smiles
Alan Cumming, as seen in the trailer for The Traitors season 2

Here is Peacock’s official cast list of Traitors US 2 players, which it says represents “entertainment’s most competitive reality stars and famous faces”:

  • Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen, Love Island USA
  • Chris ‘C.T.’ Tamburello, The Challenge
  • Dan Gheesling, Big Brother
  • Deontay Wilder, FMR Boxing Heavyweight Champion
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Love Island UK 
  • Janelle Pierzina, Big Brother
  • Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, The Challenge  
  • John Bercow, FMR Speaker of the UK House of Commons
  • Kevin Kreider, Bling Empire  
  • Larsa Pippen, The Real Housewives of Miami  
  • Marcus Jordan, fashion entrepreneur
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dancing with the Stars
  • Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Shahs of Sunset
  • Parvati Shallow, Survivor  
  • Peppermint, RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Peter Weber, The Bachelor 
  • Phaedra Parks, Married to Medicine  
  • Sandra Diaz-Twine, Survivor
  • Shereé Whitfield, The Real Housewives of Atlanta 
  • Tamra Judge, The Real Housewives of Orange County
  • Trishelle Cannatella, The Challenge

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SuzieC

Tuesday 19th of December 2023

Should be loads of fun. I am rooting for Maks as Sandra is sure to be the first out. Can't wait to see who Alan taps as the Traitors.

Greg Vallance

Saturday 16th of December 2023

The Traitors format is a binge-worthy kind of show in consumption. The weekly drop in episodes hurt the Canadian version imo.

Jenn

Saturday 16th of December 2023

Dying to hear John Bercow say "order, order" lol

Robert Karp

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Parvati on the Traitors. What could be better!

Andy Dehnart

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Sandra and Parvati on The Traitors! 😄