In 2020, Survivor celebrated its 20th anniversary in style, as Winners at War brought together winners from across the years to duke it out for another title. How will the reality TV game changer approach its follow-up, especially with the state of the world leaving so many things uncertain?
Read on to find out everything we know about Survivor season 41, including when it’s likely to film, who is in the cast and much more.
When will Survivor season 41 air?
After lying in wait, we officially have a premiere date for Survivor 41! In its fall schedule announcement, CBS revealed that the show will return with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, September 22. Host and executive producer Jeff Probst confirmed the date in a tweet, where he set up a brand new era of the veteran reality series.
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) July 12, 2021
When is Survivor season 41 filming?
Jeff Probst posted a tweet from location in Fiji on March 22, confirming that they were about to begin filming season 41:
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) March 22, 2021
This news comes after a year that left the season very much up in the air. Season 41 was initially slated to film starting March 24, 2020 in their usual location of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. However, due to growing fears from the coronavirus—and caution toward Survivor’s hard-working international crew of 400—production decided to push back filming until after the season 40 finale. But as cases worsened in the U.S., even that date grew more impossible. Several weeks after the postponement, production was put on hiatus, with everyone who was out on location told to return home for the time being.
Is Survivor filming three seasons in 2021?
Don’t put too much too much into rumors that CBS may film three seasons in 2021. Producers are still trying to work out logistics for season 41 and 42 so it seems like a stretch for them to get three seasons filmed in one year. The last we’ve heard is that casting for season 43 has been delayed until later in 2021.
Who is in the cast for Survivor 41?
It is unknown right now who is in the cast for season 41. Though the group was initially locked in in early 2020 for the first attempts of filming, the year-long hiatus will mean changes to the original lineup of castaways. It can be assumed, however, that the group will consist of all new players, given the fact that veterans have played a part in the last three seasons. This will also allow producers to recast the season with an eye toward adding more diversity to the cast.
What is the Survivor diversity news?
In June, inspired by the events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and discussions around anti-racist practices, a group of Black Survivor alumni spoke up about their experiences and difficulties they faced as minorities on the show. Known as the “Soul Survivors Organization” and consisting of contestants from seasons 1 to 40, they released a widely-circulated petition that calls upon the show to institute several anti-racist initiatives, including casting BIPOC for at least 30% of each cast, hiring more BIPOC as part of the crew, and actively supporting the cast, including mental health resources following the season.
“The entire culture is in a beautiful upheaval,” Probst says about the petition, “and our job is to respond to it to make sure that Survivor continues to reflect our culture and our behavior and how we’re interacting with each other. Everything that’s happening is going to inform the future of Survivor.”
How to get a Survivor face mask
Everyone should be wearing masks these days. And what better way to show your love of the groundbreaking reality series than to wear a Survivor mask (It’ll help us all become survivors!) The CBS Store has your hookup during these uncertain times: Limited edition Survivor face masks are available in five prints featuring the main series logo and specially designed versions for season 40 Winners at War. All proceeds go to Feeding America to help with their COVID-19 relief efforts.
— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) September 22, 2020
Who won Survivor season 40?
On May 13, 2020, Tony Vlachos was crowned Sole Survivor in the season 40 finale. Though he dominated in his first season of Cagayan, his tendency to game at 100 mph while simultaneously creating various locations to spy could have put a target on his back from the get-go. But in season 40, Tony proved that, while a tiger may not be able to change his stripes completely, he can certainly turn into a lion. As a result, he put together another one of the most impressive performances the game has seen, becoming the second two-time winner in Survivor history.
What happened to Dan on Survivor?
In a positive stand for the #MeToo movement, contestant Dan Spilo was removed from the game due to multiple incidents involving unwanted touching.
How many seasons of Survivor are there?
Survivor premiered on May 31, 2000 and has aired a spring and fall season each year until fall 2020. There are 40 seasons of Survivor, comprised of 596 episodes. Filming of season 41 has been delayed by COVID-19-related travel bans.
Season 41 was filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. The show has been filming in that location since its 33rd season in 2016.
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) March 22, 2021
How do I watch Survivor season 41?
Survivor airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Episodes will be made available the next day via the CBS All Access app.
What time does Survivor come on?
Survivor will air in its usual time slot at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Wednesdays on CBS.
Is Survivor on Netflix?
Game-changing reality series Survivor is on Netflix. But don’t expect to binge re-runs of all 40 seasons. Netflix has only acquired two cycles: Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (Season 20) and Survivor: Cagayan — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty (Season 28).
Is Survivor on Paramount Plus?
Jeff Probst’s appearance in a Super Bowl commercial for the new streamer certainly gives us hope. Check this space for details as they emerge. The rebranded network launches March 4.
Is Survivor on Amazon’s Prime Video?
Yes! But, like with Netflix, you won’t be able to binge all 40 seasons of Survivor. Seasons 1, 3 and 12-28 are included with an Amazon Prime account.
How to watch Survivor online?
If you really want to watch all 40 seasons, you’ll need to stream them on CBS All Access.