Spoilers for The Trust below.
Netflix expanded its reality TV slate in 2024 with The Trust: A Game of Greed. The competition show sees 11 strangers live together in a luxurious villa while competing for the chance to share a whopping $250,000. During each episode, the contestants can decide whether to trust one another and share the prize pot, or whether they want to vote anyone out of the house. And of course, the fewer contestants left standing at the end of the competition, the more money each person stands to take home.
Season 1 of The Trust has drawn comparisons to both Big Brother and The Traitors, and viewers are likely wondering if the series will be back for more episodes. Here’s what you need to know about whether The Trust season 2 is going to happen.
Has The Trust been renewed for season 2?
Netflix has yet to make an announcement regarding the future of The Trust. However, for reference, it was only revealed in December 2023 that the streamer would be airing the new reality show, starting January 2024. If the series is renewed for a second season, it could hit the service soon after any announcement.
What happened in The Trust season 1?
The first season of The Trust brought together 11 strangers, all of whom competed for their chance to take home a portion of the $250,000 prize fund. The cast of season 1 comprised of Tolú, Bryce, Winnie, Brian, Juelz, Simone, Julie, Jake, Lindsey, Gaspare, and Jay.
As well as having the chance to vote other contestants out of the competition, cast members can also gain access to The Vault, a space in which they’re tempted with monetary offers and can strategize on how to move forward in the competition.
While Jay left the competition with $25,000 following an extremely enticing offer in The Vault, several contestants exited without any cash. Juelz, Simone, Lindsey, Bryce, and Winnie all left the show before its finale, leaving Tolú, Brian, Julie, Jake, Gaspare to compete for the remaining prize pot.
What have contestants said about The Trust?
During an interview with Business Insider, real estate agent Bryce Lee opened up about his experience filming the series. Talking about the casting process, Bryce told the outlet, “I had no idea what I was really signing up for.” After receiving a phone call from the team behind the show, Bryce found himself in “back-to-back Zoom interviews, phone calls, conversations with other casting producers.” Eventually he found out that he’d made the cut and would be heading to the Dominican Republic.
He also discussed his decision to finally tell the other contestants that he was the show’s secret millionaire. “[Lying about my wealth] was something that was eating me from the inside,” he told the publication. “It was really hard for me because I am a trustworthy person.”
As for what it was like filming the show in the Dominican Republic, 70-year-old comedian Jay Patterson told The Topeka Capital-Journal, “I don’t want to use the word surreal, I really don’t … but you’re kind of like, am I really here?” Discussing the age diversity of the contestant group, Patterson told the outlet, “I’m around a lot of young people because of comedy … So it’s not uncomfortable for me to be around the age group that I was with.” She continued, “But it might be uncomfortable for them to be around my age, you know, like I’m their mother or their grandmother, like get (rid of) grandma.”
Meanwhile, host Brooke Baldwin revealed that she was interested in the human psychology behind the show, and how contestants made decisions about who they could trust. “We’re all guilty of snap judgements,” she explained on Good Morning America.
For now, we’ll simply have to wait patiently for news of whether The Trust: A Game of Greed is getting a second season at Netflix.
Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper’s BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.