Secrets, Spies and Lies: The Next Challenge Season Will Feature Double Agents

The games begin on December 9

The Challenge is going be filled with double the deceit and plenty of agents.

The Challenge: Double Agents is premiering on December 9, and Season 36 will return to a partner format with 19 action-packed episodes. Set in the frigid Arctic Island, this espionage thriller features 30 of the globe's strongest reality titans, who are forced to outsmart each other in a game of secrets, spies and lies for their share of $1 million.

There will be returning veterans who we haven't seen in a few years -- including Darrell Taylor, Theresa Jones and Devin Walker -- and a slew of new players to welcome to the fold. Let the Free Double Agent games begin.

Coinciding with the new season, MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast will kick off on Thursday, December 10 through the iHeartPodcast Network. Hosted by fan favorite vets Tori Deal and Aneesa Ferreira, the audio show will recap each episode of the current season, reliving the drama of the series’ biggest alliances, frenemies and feuds. New podcast episodes drop the day after and are available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard, offering Challenge fanatics exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop, from how stunts are created to the food the cast eats and more.

Check out the entire cast below -- and stay with MTV News for updates as we get ready for the debut of The Challenge: Double Agents on Wednesday, December 9 at 8/7c! And don't miss an exclusive sneak peek and meet the cast during The Challenge: Double Agents Declassified launch special airing on Monday, December 7 at 8/7c!

VETERANS

Aneesa Ferreira - 14th Challenge

Twitter: @Aneesamtv

Instagram: @Aneesamtv

Ashley Mitchell - 8th Challenge

Twitter: @mtvashleybrooke

Instagram: @mtvashleybrooke

Cory Wharton - 8th Challenge

Twitter: @CoryWharton

Instagram: @CoryWharton_ig

Chris "CT" Tamburello - 18th Challenge

Twitter: @TheOfficial_CT

Instagram: @_famous4nothing

Devin Walker - 5th Challenge

Twitter: @MTVDevinWalker

Instagram: @mtv_devin

Darrell Taylor - 9th Challenge

Twitter: @mtvrrdarrell

Instagram: @darrell_taylor_lb4lb

Faysal Shawn "Fessy" Shafaat - 2nd Challenge

Twitter: @fessyfitness

Instagram: @fessyfitness

Jay Starrett - 2nd Challenge

Twitter: @Jay__Qs

Instagram: @jqskim

Josh Martinez - 4th Challenge

Twitter: @JOSHMBB19

Instagram: @josh_martinez_

Kam Williams - 5th Challenge

Twitter: @iamkamiam_

Instagram: @iamkamiam_

Kaycee Clark - 2nd Challenge

Twitter: @ThatStudMuffin

Instagram: @kcsince1987

Kyle Christie - 6th Challenge

Twitter: @KyleCGShore

Instagram: @kylecgshore

Leroy Garrett - 12th Challenge

Twitter: @bruce_lee85

Instagram: @royleethebarber

Nany Gonzalez - 10th Challenge

Instagram: @nanycarmen

Nelson Thomas - 7th Challenge

Twitter: @_nelsonthomas

Instagram: @_NelsonThomas

Nicole Zanatta - 3rd Challenge

Twitter: @n_zanattaMTV

Instagram: @n_zanattamtv

Theresa Jones - 7th Challenge

Twitter: @theresa_m_jones

Instagram: @theresa_m_jones

Tori Deal - 5th Challenge

Twitter: @tori_deal

Instagram: @tori_deal

Tula "Big T" Fazakerley - 3rd Challenge

Twitter: theogbig_t

Instagram: @BigTFaz

Wes Bergmann - 14th Challenge

Twitter: @westonbergmann, Instagram: @westonbergmann

ROOKIES

Amber Borzotra - Big Brother

Twitter: @amberborzotra Instagram: @amberborzotra

Amber Martinez - Are You The One?

Twitter: @amba1210

Instagram: @ambaaa_

Gabby Allen - Love Island/Celebrity Big Brother UK

Twitter: @gabbydawnallen

Instagram: @gabbydawnallen

Joseph Allen - America’s Got Talent

Twitter: @itsjosephallen

Instagram: @itsjosephallen

Lio Rush - Former WWE wrestler

Twitter: @TheLionelGreen

Instagram: @thelionelgreen

Lolo Jones – U.S. Olympian/Celebrity Big Brother

Twitter: @lolojones

Instagram: @lolojones

Mechie Harris - Musician/Ex on the Beach

Twitter: @mechiesocrazyy

Instagram: @mechiesocrazy

Nam Vo - Ultimate Beastmaster

Instagram: @nam.vo.official

Natalie Anderson - Survivor/Amazing Race

Twitter: @NatalieeAnd

Instagram: @natalieeand

Olivia "Liv" Jawando - Shipwrecked

Instagram: @livleilani