Survivor’s Jeff Probst on season 41: ‘We’re committed to being on in the fall’

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Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Jeff Probst and his team of producers are committed to getting season 41 of Survivor filmed and aired for the fall of this year.

Survivor: Winners at War has come to an exciting end, which leaves all of us wondering, how can CBS possibly follow up that remarkable season? During the live finale, Jeff Probst took a moment to address the matter of season 41. As we learned from previous reports, filming for the latest two seasons is delayed due to the novel coronavirus.

With crew members coming in from over 20 countries, the threat the show poses to the cast, the crew, and to the country of Fiji is too high at the moment. So when are we actually going to get our next Survivor action?

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Although Jeff didn’t confirm any dates, he did say that they are committed to filming and airing season 41 this fall. If that’s the case, these next few weeks will be critical in determining when Survivor will return. The new filming dates were initially set to begin on May 19, 2020, but that now feels unrealistic.

For the first time in over decade, there was no preview or indication regarding what the theme of the next season would be. However, Jeff did say that their idea behind season 41 will be another unique take. He also petitioned for ones as young as 16 years old to apply.

Could we be getting another battle of the ages like Millennials vs. Gen X, or a similar theme of Old School vs. New School? Are Fire Tokens returning? We’ll have to stay tuned until further notice. In the meantime, there will be a special auction for Winners at War memorabilia.

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