While there was a former report that said Mana Island Resort & Spa was booked through 2019, a new listing hints at Survivor season 42 as a possibility.
Recent seasons of Survivor have put hardcore fans in a bit of a pickle. Obviously, you would like to see as many seasons of this show as possible, as the basis of the game with its rules allow for virtually anything to happen and offers a ton of memorable players who make great people that you would want to see play the game again. On the other hand, the constant twists, advantages and idols may be reaching a critical mass.
One thing that remains a universal for future Survivor seasons seems to be the filming location of Fiji. Considering the show’s continuous domination of Wednesday night ratings combined with the rebate incentives the island nation provides CBS to film there, it only makes sense that the show will continue to go on until at least season 42.
Survivor Reddit user triplefliplecriple uncovered the booking page for the Mana Island Resort & Spa, noting that the “annual resort buy-out by a major group” would continue from March 1 to July 7 in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. That adds another possible two seasons of filming on top of the previously-reported booking of the resort, giving us enough seasons to last through to Survivor season 42.
Although it’s an annual buyout listed by the resort, that doesn’t mean that we would be guaranteed to be watching more than two decades of this show’s US version. Considering that CBS now owns the rights to the Ten Network in Australia, it’s entirely possible that the CBS version could film somewhere else and let Australian Survivor set up shop in Fiji for a year.
Furthermore, it’s not guaranteed that Jeff Probst will want to keep doing the show in 2020, as even though he looks phenomenal for his age, he will be 59 years old at the time. Anything can happen between now and then, so while it’s great to see that a Survivor season 42 is possible, we’ll have to see it to believe it.