The Mole revival trailer, release date, host, synopsis, contestants, and more

The Mole. (L to R) Jacob Hacker, Dom Gabriel, Kesi Neblett, Joi Schweitzer, Samara White, Will Richardson in The Mole. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
The Mole. (L to R) Jacob Hacker, Dom Gabriel, Kesi Neblett, Joi Schweitzer, Samara White, Will Richardson in The Mole. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Netflix has a killer library of reality tv shows and soon it’ll be adding one more with the addition of The Mole, a revival of a classic reality competition that aired on ABC between 2001 and 2008.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming release.

What is The Mole about?

Netflix is reviving and reimaging a beloved ABC reality competition, The Mole — which ran for five seasons — that sees 12 contestants vying for a giant pot of money by competing in a series of games and challenges while a secret saboteur is in their midst, trying to reduce the overall jackpot.

The Mole synopsis

The official synopsis, via Netflix’s Media Center, reads:

"“The Mole is a high-stakes competition series and in this reimagined version, twelve players work together in challenges to add money to a pot that only one of them will win at the end. Among the players is one person who has secretly been designated “the Mole” and tasked with sabotaging the group’s money-making efforts. In the end, one player will outlast their competition and expose the Mole to win the prize pot.”"

The Mole trailer

“Welcome to a new generation of deception,” the trailer says. Check out the trailer for Netflix’s revival of the popular reality competition show, based on the Belgian format De Mol!

The Mole release date

We are super excited about the release and the opportunity to get to know the 12 new contestants! And luckily we don’t have to wait too long for the release of the new Netflix show! The series kicks off on Oct. 7, 2022, with new episodes airing weekly, according to TUDUM.

Who is the host of The Mole?

Alex Wagner — best known for hosting Alex Wagner Tonight on MSNBC, co-hosting The Circus on Showtime, and writing the book FutureFace: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging — was announced as the new host for the Netflix revival of the beloved reality competition.

The Mole contestants

Meet your contestants! According to Web News Observer, these are the following 12 contestants who are set to be taking part in the series. All the contestants’ age, gender, and profession vary, though we’ve yet to learn whether or not someone has any advantage.

  • Avori Henderson, 26, Phoenix, professional gamer
  • Casey Lary, 39, Chico, California, COVID ICU nurse
  • Dom Gabriel, 29, Toronto, heavy machine operator
  • Greg Shapiro, 32, Seattle, marketing consultant
  • Jacob Hacker, 29, Bloomville, Ohio, firefighter paramedic lieutenant
  • Joi Schweitzer, 40, Atlanta, commercial airline pilot
  • Kesi Neblett, 27, New York City, software developer
  • Osei White, 32, Brooklyn, real estate agent
  • Pranav Patel, 29, Boston, law firm associate
  • Samara Joy, 25, Atlanta, mental health counselor
  • Sandy Ronquillo, 26, Fort Worth, Texas, ABA therapist
  • William Richardson, 29, Henderson, Nevada, lifestyle brand manager

More details about the individuals to follow soon!

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