CBS is exploring a spread of choices and timelines to get the following season of Survivor up and operating.
Production on season 41 of the long-running actuality competitors collection was postponed in March – on the day that the WHO declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. The group had hoped to get again into manufacturing in May for a fall premiere however varied challenges posed by COVID-19 have stalled this.
The present historically movies in Fiji however entry to the nation is mostly restricted, posing issues for a present that has a big crew. There have been reviews over the weekend that manufacturing might not be capable of restart within the nation till 2021.
However, Deadline understands that the method stays fluid and CBS is quite a lot of completely different options that might enable the Jeff Probst-fronted present to get again to manufacturing earlier in a secure method.
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Fiji continues to be a risk for Survivor however different international locations are additionally being checked out.
This was much like the case of Love Island, the CBS courting actuality collection on air proper now that beforehand filmed in Fiji and moved its second season to Las Vegas to make sure that it may get again on screens in a secure approach.
Fiji has been the house of quite a lot of U.S. productions; along with Survivor and Love Island, the island additionally performed host to Amazon’s The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge, hosted by Bear Grylls, which launched on the streamer final month.
Survivor had initially been on CBS’ fall schedule however in July, the community moved S.W.A.T up from midseason to switch it with the upcoming season of The Amazing Race, which is within the can, transferring from 9pm to 8pm.
“In terms of Survivor and The Amazing Race, we’ll get those into production as soon as we can safely get back into production. That’s going to be a little more complicated because we literally have to navigate some international waters,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl advised Deadline in May.
Survivor is exec produced by Probst, Mark Burnett and Matt VanWagenen.