Season two of the Traitors US may have only just kicked off, but it has already broken records on Peacock.
The competition, hosted by Alan Cumming, sees a group of celebrities make themselves at home in a castle in Scotland as they attempt to figure out who among them is a Traitor in the hopes of winning up to $250,000.
Unlike the first series – which recently won an Emmy – there are no civilians taking part, with the cast full of celebrities, politicians and reality TV stars, including Real Housewives’’ Phaedra Park, Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, and boxer Deontay Wilder.
Despite only premiering on Peacock on January 12, Variety reports that the second season has already become the most-watched reality series on the platform.
It is said to be up more than 75% from last year’s efforts, which saw Traitor Cirie Fields eventually take the jackpot after convincing her co-stars that she was a Faithful.
According to the outlet, the Traitors US has already outperformed the Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip, Love Island USA and the Love Island Games spin-off.
Season two of the Traitors US is already a hit with viewers (Picture: Peacock)
The first batch of episodes debuted last week and left fans on a cliffhanger, as Traitor Parvati Shallow struggled to decide which of the Faithfuls should drink from her poisoned chalice and secretly get murdered.
Things are set to get even more heated for the gang as it was revealed that Kate Chastain would be returning to the castle for a second go at the game.
The Below Deck icon famously took part on the first series and was begging to be sent home as she became fed up with trying to convince everyone she was a Faithful.
Discussing what led to her comeback, she told People Magazine: ‘What makes my return to The Traitors so exciting is that no one saw it coming … myself included!
Alan Cumming has reprised his role as host (Picture: Peacock)
‘I was willing to give it another go because I knew the cast this year was stacked with so many big, fun personalities.
‘And let’s face it: when Alan Cumming invites you back to his castle, you go!’
Kate’s return may be a surprise to viewers, as she previously said that the competition ‘broke’ her during her first attempt.
She told Vulture of her efforts: ‘I thought most of these people have never been in a situation where they’ve just had their communication with the world cut off,’ she said. ‘I was like, “Oh, I’ve done this. This is not going to break me.”
Kate Chastain is set to make a massive comeback (Picture: Peacock)
‘I think the challenges broke me. The accusations broke me. The lack of access to my phone and the lack of access to a nice cold martini.
‘Because everybody was always going after me, I felt like I had no control over my existence in this game.
‘So, really, I wanted to reclaim that control by making it a “You can’t fire me, I quit” deal. If they get rid of me, which they’re all trying to, if I say that’s what I want, then maybe I still win. Still get my way.’
Bring on more Kate in the castle!
The Traitors US streams on Peacock on Thursdays.
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