If there’s a reality TV competition with a long-standing legacy, it should be “Survivor.” With the series returning for Season 41, the series has a massive and dedicated fan base that continues to grow with each generation keen to put their own skills to the test.
Season 41 sees 18 new castaways in Fiji, ready to face grueling challenges that are sure to put their minds and bodies to the test. With Jeff Probst returning to host the show, this season promises some game-changing twists and turns. Curious to know more? Keep reading to find out !
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Season 41 of “Survivor” will begin September 22 at 8 / 7c.
Where to look
Catch the Season 41 premiere of “Survivor” September 22 at 8 / 7am on CBS, the CBS app and Paramount +
According to the show’s synopsis – “After 20 years, SURVIVOR kicks off a new chapter when the Emmy-winning series returns on Wednesday. Stranded in the beautiful islands of Fiji, these 18 determined new castaways will be split into three tribes of six and will face one of the most dangerous seasons in the history of the series. The series evolves even further as this season introduces new elements to the competition that intensifies the battle and puts even the most powerful super fan to the test. strong. Mental and physical challenges force players to choose between personal risk and reward, while continuing to navigate the complex social game and trying to forge alliances to last another day. The show is hosted and produced by Jeff Probst, winner of an Emmy Award. “
Jeff Probst is an Emmy Award-winning reality TV host and executive producer and returns to host season 41 of “Survivor.” With CBS’s 2020 diversity target now in effect, the show’s final season sees 50% of people of color participate. As an executive producer and showrunner, Probst opened up to the NY Times about the change. “This is one of the most exciting things that has happened to ‘Survivor’ in my 21 years,” he explained. “It opened the door to something we hadn’t seen, one of our own blind spots.” he added.
He also spoke about the future of the series, and as long as players are willing to take the plunge, there is always hope. “Even though their game is on the line, a great ‘Survivor’ player wants the ball with no time left on the clock,” he said. “They want that dangerous edge. They are sure they can do it. Because they too were the 8 year olds who dreamed of building a fire someday.” he added.
Here is an overview of the 18 new castaways in their respective tribes / teams on season 41
LUVU Tribe (Blue): Former NFL player Danny McCray, Sales Manager Naseer Muttalif, Law Student Sydney Segal, Stay-at-Home Mom Heather Aldret, Medical Student Deshawn Radden and Director of Communications Erika Casupanan.
UA Tribe (Green): Breeder Brad Reese, healthcare consultant Sara Wilson, Pastor Shantel Smith, student Jairus Robinson, flight attendant Ricard Foye and grocer Genie Chen.
YASE Tribe (Yellow): Application developer Xander Hastings, neurosurgeon David Voce, student Liana Wallace, teacher Tiffany Seely, cybersecurity analyst Eric Abraham and doctoral student Evvie Jagoda.
Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst, Matt VanWagenen, Kahaia Pearson and Jesse Jensen are the executive producers of the series.
With various contestants talking about what the show means to them, one thing is for sure, the 18 castaways approach the competition with unwavering hunger and an unprecedented desire to win! According to the caption shared alongside the trailer – “A new era of Survivor has arrived and it’s going to be harder and more dangerous than ever.”
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