Mark your calendars! Ever since Survivor 42 ended in May, fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of the hit reality show. Now, CBS has finally officially announced the season 43 premiere.
Here’s what you need to know:
On Thursday, CBS announced the air date of the long-awaited “Survivor 43” premiere: The new season begins on Wednesday, September 21. Like most season premieres, it will be a two-hour — likely Double Elimination — special, and it will also air at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.
The announcement fell apart a news host Jeff Probst posted from his personal Twitter account, which gave a little taste of what was about to happen:
It’s unclear how season 43 will differ from seasons 42 and 41 in terms of how the contestants build society. Nonetheless, Probst has been vocal in stating that the much-discussed “New Era” of “Survivor” is here to stay. “We knew well in advance that our 40th season would be the end of an era in terms of how we play the game and produce the show,” he recently told Wrap. “I think CBS was probably a little concerned about why we’d dramatically change something that still got a good rating and fans were still having fun, but we’ve always believed in taking risks and trying new things, and CBS gave us permission to fail.”
Regarding Season 43, Probst teased in his video: “The big payers are adjusting. You have to adapt to your environment, and then find out how to play. Whoever does this best wins ‘Survivor 43’.”
Given that Survivor 43 started filming in early May and the new seasons are likely to stick to the 26-day shooting schedule, it’s safe to say that Fiji production of Survivor 43 has already wrapped up. and filming for Survivor 44 is likely already underway.
Like the previous two seasons, Survivor 43 will begin with 18 new cast members divided into 3 tribes. While we don’t yet know much about the exact format of Survivor 43, it’s safe to say that Probst and the production continue to explore newfound twists and perks despite the frustration expressed by much of the series’ fan base .
Given that the power of most of these twists lay in their unpredictability, many of them were more or less invalidated since the casts of “43” and “44” have already seen them in action, so they probably won’t his return. That means the twists and perks of our screens are likely to be brand new.
In addition, there are still plans for Survivor 43 to premiere in theaters as part of the new IMAX Live programming in association with CBS.
Watch the two-hour premiere of “Survivor 43” on September 21, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on CBS.