Fans cranky The Traitors US dropping all episodes at once on Peacock

Cast of The Traitors Peacock, The Traitors US, led by host Alan Cumming
Cast of The Traitors US, led by host Alan Cumming (center) (Image credit: Peacock)

The Traitors, Peacock's US adaptation of the popular reality television series where competitors must suss out scheming "Traitors" from the rest of the "Faithfuls" in the hopes of sharing a hefty cash prize, has officially hit the streaming platform as of Thursday, January 12 — and some fans already aren't happy.

That's because unlike The Traitors UK, which saw new episodes come out three nights per week between November 29, 2022, and December 22, 2022 — and thus extending the suspense of the "Faithfuls" figuring out who were the backstabbing culprits living amongst them in that majestic Scottish mansion, before they get metaphorically "murdered" and eliminated from the game — The Traitors US has adopted a binging model, dropping all 10 hourlong episodes at once. 

Now fans are weary about potential spoilers popping up across social media before they can finish the first season of the stateside spinoff. 

"The hashtag is a dangerous click with all episodes out today," one Twitter user wrote. Another added: "I'm tired of these shows dropping all their episodes at once and not being able to get on Twitter until I watch the whole freaking season like damn give me a minute."

The US version — which is also heading to the BBC, with all 10 episodes being available to stream across the pond on BBC iPlayer on Friday, January 13 — is hosted by Alan Cumming and features a mix of regular Americans and reality TV stars, including Bravolebrities Brandi Glanville and Kate Chastain, Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte, The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and more. In each episode, the players have to work on missions to build up a prize fund of up to $250,000 — that is, unless they're "murdered" by Traitors hiding among them who are out for the cash prize themselves. 

Fans of the UK series complained that the Traitors were revealed in the very first episode, taking out the mystery element for viewers, a controversial move that the American spinoff has also adopted. 

Fans react to The Traitors Peacock episode rollout:

Here's what fans are saying about the "binge only" release model of The Traitors US:

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Whether you like it or not, all episodes of The Traitors US are now available to stream on Peacock.

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York. 


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