'Survivor: David vs. Goliath' cast of 20 new 'Survivor' castaways announced by CBS
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/06/2018
Survivor: David vs. Goliath will star a cast of 20 new castaways fighting to win $1 million when the series' 37th season premieres on CBS later this month.
CBS has announced the identities of the 20 castaways who will compete to be crowned the "Sole Survivor" this spring when Survivor: David vs. Goliath premieres with a 90-minute episode on Wednesday, September 26 at 8PM ET/PT. (The finale of Big Brother's 20th season will air immediately afterward).
Survivor: David vs. Goliath will divide the 20 castaways into two groups of 10 strangers.
The players include a professional wrestler, a robotics scientist, an MMA fighter, a physician, and a S.W.A.T. officer.
Survivor's next edition will chronicle people perceived as underdogs -- who have had to overcome many obstacles in life -- pitted against accomplished or charming individuals, who may be strong, well educated or born wealthy.
"'Goliaths' often have visible advantages, and they capitalize on them to ensure success, whereas 'Davids' are often forced to rely on their secret weapons and use these advantages to overcome adversity,"Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst said in a statement.
"It's two very different approaches to life, but Survivor is the great equalizer, because you never know which skill set will be most useful in this cunning game of social politics."
Every Goliath "has an Achilles heel," while every David "has a secret weapon," according to the network.
The newbie castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other.