Survivor: Edge of Extinction’s first challenge preview with the press

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ET Canada filmed a press + dream team run of Survivor: Edge of Extinction’s first Immunity Challenge, showing us every step along the way.

The first Immunity Challenge in a Survivor season usually encapsulates what players can expect out of the majority of their challenge experience. It’s usually a gauntlet in modern days, requiring a full tribe to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge their way to victory through a variety of puzzles, obstacles and physical tasks.

ET Canada has been killing it with their Edge of Extinction preseason coverage, gathering members of the Dream Team and some members of the press to compete in the first Immunity Challenge of the season. It’s a dry run, of course, as they are helping production set up their cameras so they can properly film the castaways when they play for real.

Still, it gives us at home the opportunity to see what’s in store, as often the press photos tell a decidedly bereft story of what the challengers should expect. Arisa Cox of ET Canada teamed up with Josh Wigler of The Hollywood Reporter and the Dream Team to take down Dalton Ross’ crew in a crucial battle to finally give Canada their first win.

As you can see in the video, tribes will need to move through a series of rope obstacles while individuals perform feats of strength and dexterity to ring bells or retrieve key items for later in the challenge. Millions of older viewers will likely get high school gym flashbacks with the rope climb, as that seems primed for a Joey Amazing display.

More. Survivor fans in Canada can now apply and compete on the show. light

Seeing a Canadian win on Survivor hopefully is a preview of what’s to come in season 39. Although Edge of Extinction premieres on Wednesday night, seasons 19that are in the final casting phase are the first ones to have Canadians in the pool of applicants.