Survivor Season 42 filming could be in jeopardy of another delay

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Well Survivor fans, do you want the good news or bad news first? Let’s go with the good news first.

It looks like Survivor season 41, which is currently deep into filming on Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands, is nearly complete meaning we should have a new season to watch soon. Finally, a real season to watch and not an old season to enjoy re-watching.

Now, the bad news. According to Inside Survivor, filming for Survivor season 42 is reported to be in jeopardy because of a second outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Fiji.

What does all this really mean? Here is the rundown.

Survivor Season 42 production update

The Fijian government has announced that it has suspended all international passenger flights to Fiji as a result of this second wave of the COVID-19 virus. Health Secretary Dr. James Fong was quoted as saying “before the ministry would ‘even’ consider reopening international passenger travel to Fiji, ‘we need a much firmer grasp on this outbreak’.”

The original ban began back in April and was to end May 2, but because of a new outbreak the Fiji government has now placed a ban on flights to and from Fiji and the government is taking this second outbreak just as seriously as the first outbreak.

So what does this mean for Survivor?

The original plan was to finish filming Survivor season 41 and at the same time to have the cast members for Survivor season 42 fly to Fiji to begin their 14-day quarantine.

However, due to the new travel restrictions, it appears that after filming season 41, players could be stuck in Fiji for an extended period of time, while the season 42 cast is unable to fly out to Fiji to begin their quarantine. As it doesn’t look like the ban will be lifted anytime soon, the filming of Survivor season 42 is expected to be delayed.

While it seems certain we will have season 41 to watch and enjoy some time in 2021, after the season is over we’ll likely have to go back to playing the waiting game, which seems is the new normal.

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