Netflix is reportedly planning on releasing a celebrity spin-off gameshow that could rival The Traitors.
The Sun reports that the streaming company are aiming to beat the BBC by bringing out a star-studded version of The Traitors first.
A source told the publication: “Netflix are working with a British production company for their version of The Traitors for celebrities.
“They are casting British and American reality TV stars, with a £1million prize.
“They’ll go to a really exotic location overseas. Netflix always puts on big budget, slick shows and they think this could be a huge ratings winner.
“It’ll no doubt annoy the BBC, with their celeb version not yet off the ground.”
Hardcore fans of the show will know there are already celebrity versions of The Traitors but not necessarily a British one.
The Traitors US casts a variety of stars, with the current second season featuring the likes of Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, former basketball star Marcus Jordan, boxer Deontay Wilder, Survivor’s Parvati Shallow and the former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow.
This second season of The Traitors US isn’t yet available in the UK, but is set to arrive on BBC iPlayer ‘later in the year’.
There are all sorts of The Traitors content to pass the time with though, seasons one and two of The Traitors Australia are all on BBC iPlayer and The Traitors NZ will also be arriving on the site.
While Netflix are reportedly planning their own celebrity spin-off version, there is a lot of speculation that the BBC are looking to do one too.
The Traitors executive producer previously said it’s being considered as Stephen Lambert said a UK celebrity version was a ‘possibility’.
Speaking to Global’s The News Agents podcasts he said: “I think it would be pretty entertaining.
“We talk to the BBC about the future of all our shows and that’s obviously a possibility.”
The original Dutch show that The Traitors is based on, De Verraders, actually used celebrities but the BBC had decided to keep the UK one celebrity free for now. To be honest, it clearly works pretty well without them.Featured Image Credit: BBC