With The Traitors‘ nearly perfect first season officially behind us, we’re looking ahead at what’s next for Peacock’s gripping Scotland set reality series.
While the show hasn’t officially been renewed as of yet, we’re feeling pretty optimistic about its odds. The show’s mix of veteran reality players and newbies was spot-on for this deceitful game, so not only are we hoping that fan-favorite faces continue moving into the castle, but we’re ready to declare our picks for who we’d like to see cast in a potential Season 2.
From CBS reality staples like Survivor and Big Brother, to Bravo’s various Housewives series and beyond, we’ve selected 10 present and former reality stars that we think would be perfect for the next battle between Traitors and Faithful.
Check out our dream Season 2 cast below, then tell us in the comments: Who do you want to see on The Traitors next season?
Original Shows: The Real World Austin, 19 seasons of The Challenge (of which he won The Duel, Rivals II and All Stars 3)
Why We Want to See Him: No one on The Challenge has more social savvy than Wes Bergmann. Not only does he run circles around most of his competition, but Wes has a proven track record of accurately reading people and getting them to trust him. Though he’s sometimes savage in his gameplay, his fortitude and sheer entertainment value would take him far in a game like The Traitors… especially if he has a certain secret to hide.
Tiffany 'New York' Pollard
Original Shows: Flavor of Love Seasons 1 and 2, I Love New York Seasons 1-3, Celebrity Big Brother UK Season 17 and more
Why We Want to See Her: Why wouldn’t we want to see her? The drama, the theatrics, the voice, the laughs! No matter what show she participates in (and believe us, there have been many), this woman delivers tenfold. Would she have the smarts to pinpoint the Traitors and win the game? Hey, anything is possible! We just want Pollard where she belongs: Back on our TV screens serving up more hysterical antics and one-liners.
Original Show: Survivor: Edge of Extinction
Why We Want to See Him: It’s a shame we haven’t seen Rick back in Fiji yet, so why not send him off to Scotland to partake in Alan Cumming’s most treacherous game? In a sea of liars and deceivers, having a Good Guy like Rick on board would certainly add some honesty and levity to the game. Not only is he a great competitor, but he plays hard, has strategic chops and could certainly partake as either a Faithful or a Traitor. Plus, he was the fan favorite of his Survivor season. Come back to reality TV, Devens!
Original Shows: Big Brother 6, 7, 14 and 22; The Amazing Race Season 31; Snake in the Grass Season 1 (winner)
Why We Want to See Her: Not only is Janelle a fierce competitor (there’s a reason why she’s known as the “Comp Queen”), but she never shies away from drama either. Not only will she call out any and all suspicious behavior (while adding heaps of delicious soundbites, to boot), but she also has proven experience of sussing out snakes and backstabbers. She’s the all-around package and would be perfect for Season 2 of Peacock’s reality hit.
Original Show: Vanderpump Rules Seasons 4-10
Why We Want to See Him: Every reality show needs a fist-pumping DJ with perfectly coiffed hair trying to make it in LA, right? James is notorious for letting his emotions run high and frankly, he would be a loose cannon on The Traitors. He might end up being so clumsy as a Traitor that no one would ever actually expect him to be one. It would be a delight to watch how his self-victimization might distract the Faithfuls on a stage as grand as Alan Cumming’s Scottish castle.
Original Show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Seasons 3-9
Why We Want to See Her: Phaedra is a natural competitor, and as creator of the Donkey Booty workout, she would perform well in tough challenges. She also has a track record of taking fellow castmates under her wing. No one would suspect the sweet southern Phaedra to be capable of the kind of backstabbing required to be a Traitor, but with her history-making false accusations against co-star Kandi, we all know she’s more than capable of winning this game.
Original Shows: Big Brother 10 (winner) and 14 (runner up)
Why We Want to See Him: Known as one of the best Big Brother players of all time, Dan’s mix of intelligence, social prowess and competition wins make him a Grade A choice for a reality show based on hidden truths and deception. Over the course of his two BB seasons, we watched him make some serious Hail Mary plays in order to save his hide, and his extravagant, last-ditch efforts always got him out of tight spots. His fellow houseguests always took his bait hook, line and sinker. But now that the world has seen what an excellent gamer he is, we’d love to see him wiggle his way out of this one.
Original Shows: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Seasons 5-12, Celebrity Apprentice 4, Dancing With the Stars Season 2
Why We Want to See Her: Lisa Rinna knows how to earn her reality TV checks. For Lisa, no friendship is too treasured to go unexamined. She has questioned the validity of her co-stars’ personal lives including Kim Richards’ sobriety, Yolanda Hadid’s Lyme disease diagnosis and Denise Richards’ alleged affairs. If she wasn’t a Traitor herself, she would make a great shield for one as she’s certain to “just own it” all and make herself the center of controversy.
Original Shows: Survivor 42
Why We Want to See Him: Not only was Omar the brains of his original Taku tribe, but the veterinarian from Ontario built strong relationships and wasn’t afraid to make big moves to snipe out his competition. While we’d love to watch him sniff out the Traitors, it’d be even better to see him cause chaos and sneak about the grounds in the show’s signature hooded cloak. He’s a gamer through and through, and would excel regardless of the role he was given.
Original Shows: Too Hot to Handle Season 1, The Circle Season 2
Why We Want to See Her: Not only is she hilarious, but the woman seemingly has no filter which automatically makes her reality TV gold. Her wild, wide-eyed facial expressions are perfect for The Traitors‘ many twists and turns, especially if she gets left in the dark. She’d make a perfect member of the Faithful and even though we might not bet on her to win, we’d love to see her mix it up in the castle and avoid being murdered.