Survivor 41 news reveals the Fiji government permitted television shows to start filming on location there – one of them is the CBS reality show. That is great for fans of the longest-running reality program on CBS. The Jeff Probst-hosted show filmed in Fiji for the past couple of years. So, production can officially start taping this Summer to hit their estimated Fall airdate.
Survivor 41: Fiji Prime Minister Says Okay to Filming
On June 21, the prime minister of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, released a statement on his country’s economic recovery. It includes promising news for Survivor fans. Fiji had a lot of success fighting the COVID-19 spread and declared themselves coronavirus-free. So, they’re taking steps to rebuild their economy. That includes allowing television shows to film on location there.
In his statement, the Fijian PM said, “we can’t risk the health and economic losses of keeping our borders shut forever.” Not only can their economy not take the hit, but they need revenue to recover. He says they’re, “also rekindling hope for Fiji’s vital film and television industry,” which includes Survivor 41.
Bainimarama says they will conduct filming in a “completely safe and controlled manner.” For instance, they won’t allow cast or crew to board planes “without proof of a negative COVID-19 test.” Also, passengers would be “screened for symptoms before boarding and upon landing.” After that, they’ll enter “a government-designated quarantine.” Then, they’ll sequester them “for the mandatory 14-day-period”. This includes the Survivor 41 cast and crew.
Filming Starts This July For Season 41
The statement above is a great sign for earlier Survivor news reported by Soap Dirt. With filming slated for some time in July, that means that crew and cast could continue on as scheduled. Season 41 usually would film back in March. But COVID-19 put a wrench in that plan, as fans well know.
If production starts in July, they’ll likely be able to meet their scheduled premiere date. They’ve tentatively scheduled Survivor 41 to premiere on September 23, 2020. CBS even included the show on their Fall line-up. So, they’re definitely expecting it to happen that way.
— CBS (@CBS) May 19, 2020
Survivor 41: Brand New Cast Traveling to Fiji
After a big season of veteran players on Winners at War, CBS is going back to a full line-up of newbies for Season 41. It’ll be refreshing to watch a cast that hasn’t played the game trying to figure it out. Not to mention, CBS couldn’t pull-off a better returnee season than the one that just aired. So, it’s sure to be a bunch of fresh faces making their debut on our television screens.
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