BBC and NBCUniversal have ordered British and U.S. versions of the hit Dutch psychological adventure format The Traitors.
The Traitors sees contestants move into a castle and work as a team to complete a series of challenging missions to earn money. However, three of those contestants are secretly traitors who will attempt to deceive their way to the prize by eliminating other contestants.
The original Dutch version was created by Marc Pos and developed by All3Media’s IDTV and RTL Creative Unit. It launched earlier this year on RTL4, and a second season was ordered after just two episodes aired.
The U.K. series was ordered by Kate Phillips, director of BBC Entertainment, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Jenny Groom, executive VP of entertainment unscripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming ordered the U.S. version, which will be released as a Peacock original series. Studio Lambert Scotland will produce both adaptations.
Studio Lambert’s Creative Director Tim Harcourt and Deputy Creative Director Mike Cotton will oversee productions of both versions. Toni Ireland will serve as showrunner with Abi Brooks as production executive.
Filming will commence in the Scottish Highlands in 2022.