Survivor is heading back into production after a lengthy hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBS scheduled to shoot season 41 on location in Fiji back in March 2020, but once the pandemic started, the network delayed the shoot. At the time, the network set a tentative plan to begin filming in May “pending worldwide events.” This year was the first time in 20 years that CBS did not have Survivor as part of its season.
Host Jeff Probst made the announcement on social media:
“Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41. We have all of our COVID protocols in place so that everybody in Fiji will remain safe, all of our crew will be safe and of course our players will be safe,” Probst wrote. “I can’t remember a time when I’ve been this pumped to shoot Survivor and I’ll tell you why. The past year has reminded me, and I hope it’s reminded you, that you’ve got to live your life like it’s one big great adventure, and Survivor fulfills that. So I am thrilled to say I will see you on the island for ‘Survivor’ 41. Let’s do it!”
The most recent Survivor season, “Winners at War,” featured a cast made up entirely of previous winners, completed its run last May.
The network has already renewed the show through Season 42.
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) March 22, 2021