Survivor fans grab your life vests because the premiere of season 39 is a little more than two weeks away. Legendary players Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine are back for a special twist called Island of the Idols. Which is where castaways will go to learn skills and a chance to have an advantage in the game. And Jeff Probst is back to host along with 18 brand new castaways. But who will be the one to outwit, outplay and outlast the rest? Find out when Survivor: Island of the Idols premieres on Wednesday, September 25 at 8 pm on CBS!
Survivor: ‘Island of the Idols’ Brings Back Two Legends – Boston Rob Mariano & Sandra Diaz-Twine
This latest season of Survivor brings back two of arguably the best players of all time: Sandra Diaz-Twine and Boston Rob Mariano. While Boston Rob is the first contestant to compete in four different seasons, Sandra is the only two-time Sole Survivor in franchise history.
Rob competed on Marquesas, All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villians, and was the winner of Redemption Island. His gameplay centered around being a leader in his tribes. On the other hand, Sandra was victorious on both Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villians while failing to make it very far on Game Changers. Her strategy differed greatly from Rob’s as she kept a low-profile and did a lot of behind the scenes work. Yet, both are considered to be some of the greatest to ever play the game.
Special Behind The Scenes Look at Season 39
With the cast getting released today, CBS provided a behind the scenes look at Survivor: Island of the Idols. Also, it explains the concept of the new twist involving Sandra Diaz-Twine along with Boston Rob. Longtime franchise host Jeff Probst refers to it as a “survivor boot camp.” Where castaways will get the chance to learn from the best in hopes of earning an advantage.
Boston Rob and Sandra will be on their own island, with two giant statues of their heads positioned on the beach. They’ll serve as mentors for the 18 all new castaways in hopes of “teaching new players various aspects of the game and test them to see what they’ve learned.” One lucky castaway will get the chance to go to Island of the Idols on night one.
Survivor: Who Will Become The Sole Survivor?
With legends like Sandra Diaz-Twine and also Boston Rob Mariano teaching them competition will be fierce. Now, it’ll be even more difficult to make it to finale night. So, every one of the new players will have to outwit, outplay and outlast one another and make it 39 days on the island. But who has what it takes to make it and who will be booted from the game? Watch Survivor this fall on CBS premiering on September 25!
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