'Survivor' Season 41 cast of 18 new castaways announced, CBS teases "a bold new era" of the show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/30/2021
Survivor's 18 new castaways competing on Season 41 have officially been announced by CBS.
The 18 castaways looking to outwit, outplay and outlast their opponents include a rancher, a former NFL player, a neurosurgeon, a pastor, a cyber security analyst, a grocery clerk, and a flight attendant when Survivorpremieres its new season with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, September 22 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS.
Season 41 of Survivorwill mark "a bold new era," according to the network, with fresh new elements that will ramp up the battle for $1 million and the title of "Sole Survivor."
When the game begins on the islands of Fiji, the 18 castaways will be divided into three tribes of six "to face a faster, more intense and more dangerous season than ever before."
CBS has teased that the unpredictable, accelerated pace of the game will test "even the strongest Super Fan," as supplies are minimal, reward challenges are scarce, and players will come across advantages that could help their game or simply extinguish their torch.
"I cannot remember a time when I've been this excited to launch a new season ofSurvivor," host and executive producer Jeff Probst said in a statement.
"Survivor 41 features a really likable group of savvy Survivor players, and they are in for the most intense, most difficult and most dangerous season we've ever done."
"We know we have the most loyal fans of any show on television, and we are pumped to bring them a new, exciting season of Survivor!" he added.
In aSurvivor first, Jeff will take viewers inside the action by addressing the audience directly throughout the season, and he'll make fans aware of some of the twists before players even face them.
In addition, viewers can test their ownSurvivor skills by playing "Game within the Game," which allows fans to spot a hidden rebus puzzle within the episode and solve it each week.
Following a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Survivor's crew returned to Fiji in March 2021 to film two seasons of the CBS series back to back. Jeff previously teased the new season is like Survivor 2.0 and a brand new game.
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Inside Survivor previously reported the newSurvivor game will be shortened to 26 days instead of the usual 39 days. Physical challenges are also expected to be more brutal than ever, with no big feasts for rewards.
AfterSurvivor premieres its 41st season on September 22, the show will continue to air new episodes on Wednesday nights in its normal timeslot of 8-9PM ET/PT beginning on September 29.
Survivoris produced by S.E.G. Holdco., LLC with Jeff, Mark Burnett, Matt VanWagenen, Kahaia Pearson and Jesse Jensen serving as executive producers.
Below is the list of 18 castaways appearing on Survivor 41 this fall.
- Brad Reese, a 50-year-old rancher from Shawnee, WY
- Danny McCray, a 33-year-old ex-NFL player from Houston, TX who currently resides in Frisco, TX
- David Voce, a 35-year-old neurosurgeon from Highland, CA who currently resides in Chicago, IL
- Deshawn Radden, a 26-year-old medical student from San Bernardino, CA who currently resides in Miami, FL