CBS has renewed the reality competition series ‘Survivor’ for a forty-seventh season. The filming of the same is scheduled to start in early May 2024 and end by early July 2024. The show follows a group of contestants who are stranded in a remote location with minimal resources to survive. They need to compete against one another individually and as a “tribe” to eventually become the “Sole Survivor” and win the cash prize of $1 million.
The casting for season 47 is currently underway. Interested individuals can apply through the official casting website of the show to be a part of the forty-seventh installment. Furthermore, several CBS affiliations had been conducting in-person auditions for the round in various states, including Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Similarly, more auditions are expected to happen in other states in the near future.
Jeff Probst is expected to continue hosting the series when it progresses to season 47. The Emmy Award-winning presenter has hosted every season of the show while also serving as an executive producer of the same.
The forty-fifth season of the series premiered on September 27, 2023, on CBS. The thirteen-episode run of the same will conclude on December 20, 2023. Eighteen castaways, including ‘Survivor’ season 44 contestant Bruce Perreault, fought for the grand prizes in the competitions which were held in Mamanuca Islands, Fiji, between April 17, 2023, and May 12, 2023. CBS earlier announced the renewal of the forty-sixth season of the show, which will premiere in 2024.
In the forty-fourth season of the series, thirty-six-year-old Yamil “Yam Yam” Arocho from San Juan, Puerto Rico, emerged as the sole survivor. 43-year-old Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, became the runner-up while 35-year-old Carolyn Wiger from Hugo, Minnesota, had to settle with the 2nd runner-up position. At the end of the competition, the jury voted 7-1-0 in favor of Yam Yam over Heidi and Wiger.
The forty-seventh season is expected to be shot in the Mamanuca Islands, where the last thirteen installments of the show were filmed. The volcanic archipelago comprises twenty islands. Monuriki, one of the islands, is known for featuring in Robert Zemeckis’ Tom Hanks-starrer ‘Cast Away.’