How to watch 'The Traitors' season 2 (U.S.) online — stream all new episodes and finale

Promotional image for The Traitors U.S. season 2 featuring Alan Cumming and contestants such as Deontay Wilder and Marcus Jordan.
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The finale of the hugely popular, Emmy-winning "The Traitors" U.S. is finally upon us, with the tartan-clad Alan Cumming mischievously baiting this season's faithfuls and traitors into betraying and backstabbing their fellow contestants in the pursuit of a huge jackpot. It's streaming on Peacock in the U.S. and for free on 10 Play in Australia, but if you're away, we'll explain how to watch "The Traitors" season 2 online and from anywhere with a VPN.

"The Traitors" U.S. streaming details

"The Traitors" U.S. season 2 episodes drop on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
 U.S. — Peacock
• CAN — Crave
• AUS — 10 Play (FREE)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN risk-free

Note: Spoilers for Season 2 of "The Traitors" U.S. follow. If you haven't yet caught up but still want to know how to watch "The Traitors" season 2, click here to skip straight to our watching guide.

This time around, the list of contestants completely comprises a list of celebrities and familiar faces seen on other reality shows around the world. Previous participants of Love Island, Big Brother, Survivor, Real Housewives, The Real World and The Bachelorette have all thrown their hats into the ring for a trip to the Scottish highlands.

With Bachelor Peter Weber banished from Ardross Castle and Brit John Bercow murdered not long afterwards, the only remaining original traitor — Phaedra Parks — knew that she was clinging on for dear life ahead of the next round table.

There's no doubt that the Atlanta housewife was a fine player of the game, but she finally ran out of road and fell victim to a unanimous vote to evict her. Joy for the faithfuls was soon replaced with bafflement as to whether any of the remaining six guests at the castle is a traitor. Could that uncertainty give latecomer and sole surviving traitor Kate Chastain the edge?

Going into the unmissable "The Traitors" season 2 finale, all that's left to be seen is who will walk away with the jackpot currently sitting at $158,100.

You'll find a full list of this year's contestants at the bottom of this page. But if you simply want to know how to watch "The Traitors" season 2 in the U.S. and beyond, then just keep reading.

How to watch "The Traitors" season 2 in U.S.

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NBC's streaming service Peacock is the exclusive place to watch "The Traitors" season 2 in the U.S.

Having started on Friday,  Jan. 12, the star-studded series is dropping weekly on Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The season 2 finale is set to take place on Thursday, March 7.

Peacock subscriptions start from only $5.99/month, rising to $11.99/month to remove the ads. Or get 12 months for the price of 10 on either tier by signing up for an annual plan.

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In addition to showing all things "The Traitors" in the U.S., Peacock also has the rights to live NFL, WWE, EPL and a huge library of binge-worthy content. Some of the best Peacock shows include classics like The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and This Is Us, as well as newer shows such as Poker Face.

Note: a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the season 2 finale of "The Traitors" would take place on Feb. 29.

"The Traitors" U.S. season 2 episode schedule

  • Episode 1: Friday, Jan. 12
  • Episode 2: Friday, Jan. 12
  • Episode 3: Friday, Jan. 12
  • Episode 4: Thursday, Jan. 18
  • Episode 5: Thursday, Jan. 25
  • Episode 6: Thursday, Feb. 1
  • Episode 7: Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Episode 8: Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Episode 9: Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Episode 10: Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Episode 11: Thursday, Mar. 7 – Finale
  • Episode 12: Thursday, Mar. 7 – Reunion

Watch "The Traitors" season 2 (U.S.) from anywhere

How to watch "The Traitors" U.S. from anywhere in the world

What if you're usually based in the U.S. but are overseas right now? Perhaps, you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on a paid streaming service in a foreign country when you'd usually be able to watch with a platform you already pay for at home.

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

ExpressVPN

Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 100+ countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're away from the U.S. and want to view Peacock, you'd select a U.S.-based server from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your normal streaming service and watch "The Traitors" season 2 streams as if you were back home.

"The Traitors" U.S. season 2 streams by country

How to watch "The Traitors" U.S. season 2 in Australia for FREE

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It's taken a few weeks, but season 2 of the "The Traitors" U.S. is now being streamed on free platform 10 Play in Australia.

It's completely up-to-date with the broadcast schedule in the U.S., with episodes going out the day after (Fridays) they do in the States.

10 Play can be watched online and on apps for a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, select Smart The TVs, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox.

An American who's Down Under? Don't worry — you can watch Peacock via a VPN instead. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

How to watch "The Traitors" U.S. season 2 in Canada

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You can watch "The Traitors" season 2 in Canada with Crave, with episodes going out simultaneously with the US. Scroll up for our full episode guide.

Crave subscriptions start at $9.99/month for its Basic plan (720p video, includes ads) all the way up to $19.99/month for Premium (ad-free, 4K, downloadable shows).

Those on vacation away from Canada will need one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use Crave as it will be geo-blocked when not at home.

Can I watch "The Traitors" U.S. season 2 in the U.K.?

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Season 1 of the U.S. iteration of "The Traitors" was shown for free on BBC Three and all 10 episodes are currently available on BBC iPlayer in the U.K.

However, season 2 isn't currently listed in its upcoming shows. We suspect that this was originally to avoid a clash with "The Traitors" U.K. season 2, but that finished a few weeks ago. BBC iPlayer says: "Series 2 coming soon", but there is still no announced start date.

If you're American in the U.K. that wants to watch the U.S. version of "The Traitors", you'll need a VPN to watch it on Peacock, as if you were back at home.

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"The Traitors" season 2 U.S. contestants

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ContestantAgeFamous for...
John Bercow60U.K. politician
Carsten 'Bergie' Bergersen 24Love Island
Trishelle Cannatella 43The Real World: Las Vegas
Maksim Chmerkovskiy 43Dancing with the Stars
Ekin-Su Culculoglu 29Love Island U.K.
Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio 41The Real World: Key West
Sandra Diaz-Twine 49Survivor: Pearl Islands
Dan Gheesling 40Big Brother
Mercedes 'MJ' Javid 51Shahs of Sunset
Marcus Jordan 32Michael Jordan's son
Tamra Judge 53The Real Housewives of Orange County
Kevin Kreider 40Bling Empire
Phaedra Parks49Married to Medicine
Peppermint43RuPaul's Drag Race
Janelle Pierzina43Big Brother
Larsa Pippen49The Real Housewives of Miami
Parvati Shallow40Survivor: Cook Islands
Chris 'CT' Tamburello43The Real World: Paris
Peter Weber32The Bachelorette/The Bachelor
Sheree Whitfield53The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Deontay Wilder37Pro boxer

Behind the scenes of "The Traitors" U.S.

Why did Deontay Wilder quit "The Traitors"?

Deontay Wilder left "The Traitors" voluntarily (he wasn't murdered or banished) during episode 4 of the second series.

After vehemently — and incorrectly — calling out Maksim Chmerkovskiy as a traitor during episode 3, the Bronze Bomber told fellow contestants "I don't know how much more I can go on. My heart. I can't do this no more."

Since leaving the show, Wilder has said that events in the castle triggered childhood trauma and that the show got the best of him.

Who won the first season of "The Traitors" U.S.?

Cirie Fields won the first U.S. season of "The Traitors". The former nurse turned reality TV star previously appeared on Survivor and Big Brother.

What is "The Traitors" U.S. about?

According to Peacock, "21 of entertainment’s most competitive reality stars and famous faces head to a castle deep in the Scottish Highlands to play the ultimate murder mystery game." 

The show is hosted by Scottish actor and presenter Alan Cumming and the contestants must work together on a series of "grueling challenges and exhilarating missions" in the pursuit of a $250,000 prize.

The catch? Hidden among the contestants are three 'traitors' whose goal is to eliminate the other contestants — a.k.a "the faithful" — and snatch the prize for themselves. Cue evil laugh.

Where is "The Traitors" U.S. filmed?

Ardross Castle, described as a "glorious" 19th-century venue set in 100 acres of the Scottish Highlands, is the location for the hit BBC show "The Traitors". Both the U.K. and the U.S. versions are filmed in and around the castle.

The Castle is located just over half an hour from Inverness where there is an international airport. There are no guide tours available. Currently, the only way to get a peek at Ardross Castle is to book it for an event, such as a wedding. 


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