‘Survivor’ Is Going Back to Basics in Its 41st Season With a Stripped-Down Format and New Fans

  • Variety
‘Survivor’ Is Going Back to Basics in Its 41st Season With a Stripped-Down Format and New Fans
The 41st season of “Survivor” was always going to be different. But after Covid and new attention on the show during the pandemic, it’s been reimagined.

“The original title two years ago was going to be ‘Dawn of a New Era,’” Jeff Probst, the show’s host and showrunner, recently told Variety. “With everything that was going on, that title wasn’t appropriate — it didn’t fit anymore. But the essence of birthing a new era did.”

In the wake of the blowout spring 2020 “Winners at War” season — featuring 20 former champions — Probst was eager to find a new gear. Then came what he calls “the unexpected gift of the quarantine”: A stretch of time during which he was able to sit and think. “Our schedule is pretty relentless,” he says, “so there isn’t really a lot of time without the pressure of a ticking clock to say,
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