If you've ever fantasized about what it's like to be a spy or double agent, you're definitely not alone. 10 daring individuals from all walks of life now have the chance to live out their ultimate espionage dreams in Bravo's newest competition series Spy Games, premiering Monday, January 20 at 10/9c.
Based off a real World War II secret spy program known as Station S, where America recruited civilians to a remote estate and turned them into spies, Spy Games puts these bold adventurers to the ultimate physical and mental tests in order to master the art of espionage. There's a lot to be gained in this competition, including a whole new set of expert career skills, but only one winner will win $100,000 cash by slaying the rest of the pack.
A group of three expert "Assessors" — including former undercover CIA Officer Douglas Laux, former Special Agent for the United States Secret Service Evy Poumpouras and former FBI Special Agent Erroll Southers — will push the contestants to the brink as they show them the extraordinary moves that are required in order to excel as a spy— and you'll enjoy it tremendously.
Need more reasons to watch? Right this way!
1. You'll already be watching Below Deck at 9/8c
Just keep the viewing party going after that particular ship has sailed for the night.
2. Discover what espionage actually means
"To be honest, I really don't know what a spy does," admitted contestant Nika Nour, a video game executive from Washington, D.C., right from the beginning. She's definitely not the only one.
3. See gala dresses in the wild
Yes, we're being literal here — dirt and all.
4. Learn how to finesse phone numbers without asking
You'll have people practically throwing their digits at you in no time after you watch the season premiere! Maybe.
5. The Assessors will capture your heart
Wait until you see Evy dress down a competitor as "burnt, done, and useless." This is tough love, and don't say we didn't warn you.
6. Live out your James Bond fantasies (in Atlanta)
You'll be like Colin Hutzler, a contestant and entrepreneur from New York who says, "My dream is a life of danger, espionage, and Bond women."
7. Meet a stay-at-home mom with secrets
"I've got secrets galore," admitted Christina Randall, a stay-at-home mother of two from Pensacola, Florida. "The fact that I was accused of racketeering is destined to win."
8. See the extremes of the human experience
From climbing the highest heights to plunging the depths of the coldest ice baths, find out how far these spies-in-training are willing to go for the $100,000 prize.
9. "These are good-looking people!"
So declared Dr. Mitch Abrams, a prison psychologist from Marlboro, New Jersey who is absolutely telling the truth about his fellow contestants.
10. Note how quick all the contestants turn on each other
Each contestant comes from a different walk of American life, so the challenges — and the social interactions — are never predictable. Find out more when Spy Games premieres Monday, January 20 at 10/9c.
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