‘The Traitors’: When Will the Games Begin?

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Curiosity may have killed the cat, but cats have nine lives, so we’re fine with admitting that the promos for Network Ten‘s new reality competition series, The Traitors, have us more than a little curious.

Hosted by Rodger Corser, who you’ll likely recognise from Doctor Doctor, Five Bedrooms or UnderbellyThe Traitors places a group of 24 players in a mysterious, grand old hotel. The aim of the game? Win challenges and collect silver bars, which go into a prize pool of silver worth up to $250,000.

Of course, this is reality television, and it’s never that simple, is it? The catch here is that living amongst the players are — as the title would suggest — traitors. It’s giving Cluedo!

The Traitors’ role is to work together to sabotage everyone else — the Faithfuls — in their mission to win challenges, all while masquerading as Faithfuls themselves. Each night, the Traitors will then choose a Faithful to “murder”, ie, eliminate from the game, while never letting on that they’re a Traitor.

On the other hand, the Faithfuls will be on high alert, as they need to work out who amongst them is a Traitor. This will involve meetings held in the Banishment Room, where they will vote to eliminate players from the game — but will they pick the right person? Once a player is banished, they’ll reveal whether they were indeed a Traitor, or whether they were a Faithful.

As for the prize, here’s how it works: If a Traitor makes it to the end, they win the lot. If a Faithful makes it all the way to the end, unmasking the Traitors along the way, then they’re presented with a choice: Take the lot, or split it and share with their remaining Faithful.

Here’s everything we know so far about how to tune in.

When Does The Traitors Start?

The Traitors is all set to kick off on Sunday, October 16, at 7.30pm, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.

How Can I Watch The Traitors?

The Traitors airs at 7.30pm, Sunday — Tuesdays, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand. Miss an episode? Catch up on 10 Play.

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