BBC One and BBC iPlayer have confirmed the return of "The Traitors" for a thrilling third series. The announcement precedes the eagerly awaited second series set to air soon.
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Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, "The Traitors" is a heart-pounding psychological reality competition where 22 strangers engage in a high-stakes game of detection, betrayal, and trust, all in pursuit of winning a grand prize of up to £120,000.
The previous series of "The Traitors" garnered a massive viewership of 21 million, marking it as the BBC's most significant entertainment launch since 2021. In 2022, "The Traitors" claimed the title of the most prominent new series for young audiences across all BBC titles and became the highest-rated new entertainment series on the BBC since at least 2017 for young viewers.
This year, "The Traitors" achieved a notable sweep of awards, including the BAFTA TV Award for Best Reality & Constructed Factual, the NTA for Reality Competition, the RTS award for Entertainment, and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Entertainment Programme. Claudia Winkleman also secured recognition with a BAFTA TV Award for Best Entertainment Performance, the RTS award for Entertainment Performance, and the Edinburgh TV Festival Variety Outstanding Achievement Award.
Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC, confirmed the return of "The Traitors" and promised more psychological gameplay, thrilling challenges, and Claudia Winkleman at the helm. She expressed anticipation for an exhilarating ride for both dedicated fans and newcomers to the series, emphasizing the BBC's continued commitment to the show.
Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, expressed delight over the confirmation of a third series, ahead of the second series' debut on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. He praised the show's positive reception by viewers, critics, and award juries, and assured audiences that Claudia and the team would once again deliver edge-of-the-seat excitement with more thrilling missions and exceptional players in this gripping game of deception and skill.
Produced by Studio Lambert Scotland for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, "The Traitors" (12 x 60) has been commissioned for its third series by Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC. The executive producers for Studio Lambert Scotland are Mike Cotton, Sarah Fay, Lewis Thurlow, and Rosie Franks, with Gemma Scholes serving as the line producer. Neil McCallum and Syeda Irtizaali are the commissioning editors for the BBC.
Originally created in the Netherlands by IDTV, an All3Media company, "The Traitors" format was further developed with the RTL Creative Unit and initially produced by IDTV for RTL4. All3Media International is the global partner for "The Traitors," responsible for format and tape sales worldwide. Studio Lambert is part of the All3Media group.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the second series of "The Traitors" on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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