The reboot of the popular US reality series will premiere on October 7th.
Welcome to a new generation of deception.
Over two decades since Anderson Cooper first hosted ABC reality competition series The Mole, the show is back on Netflix with 12 new entrants vying for a massive cash prize. But one of them isn’t who it seems…
Each week, 12 players work together in challenges to add money to a pot that only one of them will win. But there’s a catch – one player will sabotage the rest. Who is the mole? The series starts on October 7th with new episodes every week.
According to an official synopsis, The Mole is a high-stakes competitive series, and in this revamped version, 12 players work together in challenges to add money to a pot that only one of them will end up winning. Among the players is a person secretly dubbed “the mole” and tasked with sabotaging the group’s money-making operations. In the end, one player survives their competition and unmasks the mole to win the prize pot.
The series is based on the Belgian format “The Mole” (original title “De Mol”) created by Bart De Pauw, Michel Vanhove, Michiel Devlieger and Tom Lenaerts and distributed by Primitives. Alex Wagner is hosting the Netflix version, with contestants including former pageant queen Avori Henderson and producer Greg Shapiro.
Casey Lary, Dom Gabriel, Jacob Hacker, Joi Schweitzer, Kesi Neblett, Osei White, Pranav Patel, Samara Joy, Sandy Ronquillo and Will Richardson also compete.
The Mole aired on ABC for five seasons from 2001 to 2008. Executive Producers on the new series include Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, Rikkie Proost, David Tibballs and David Burris. Holey Moley producer Eureka Productions is behind the Netflix series.
Netflix also recently greenlit the Squid Game-inspired competition show, Squid Game: The Challenge, with a historic $4.56 million prize for one of the 456 entrants to take home. Squid Game showrunner Hwang Dong-hyuk defended the greenlit reality spin-off, saying it “doesn’t set a huge precedent” for “taking things too seriously.”
“I think that even though our show carries a pretty heavy message — and I know there’s some concern about taking that message and turning it into a reality show with a cash prize,” said Emmy-winner Hwang. “But I feel like taking things too seriously is really not the best path for the entertainment industry. It’s not really a big precedent.”
The Mole premieres on Netflix on October 7th.
Check out the trailer below.
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/09/the-mole-trailer-netflix-reboot-reality-series-1234764654/ The Mole Trailer: Netflix Reboots Reality Series