‘Survivor’: Jeff Probst Teases Three Hour Finale Filled with Emotion and Drama

Survivor: Winners at War‘s epic finale airs on Wednesday and according to Jeff Probst, you’re not going to want to miss it. It’s been one of the greatest seasons of the franchise to date and that’s due to the legendary lineup of past champions.

The remaining five players, plus one Edge of Extinction returnee, have reached the home stretch. But with two million dollars in sight, the war is reaching its peak. Who will come out on top when the smoke clears?

Survivor: Winners at War – Jeff Probst Calls Finale Longest Ever

Survivor‘s monumental season 40 wouldn’t be complete without a long enough finale to wrap up the game. But it’s also setting a record because host and showrunner Jeff Probst says it’s “longest finale we’ve ever had”. It’s around three hours long and Jeff says “there is so much happening that we could not make it any shorter”.

Not only is it “packed with fantastic story,” but he says there will be so much more. “There’s drama, there’s emotion, there’s a surprise,” says the longtime Survivor host. And not until after all of that will the champion of Winners at War will be crowned.

How Will COVID-19 Affect ‘Winners at War’ Finale?

Typically, the eliminated castaways, jurors, and the final three reunite for a live reunion to crown the Sole Survivor. But COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in those plans. Jeff Probst says they will be constantly changing things to follow the health guidelines. But everything like live look-ins and cast reunions will be done remotely to ensure everyone’s safety.

It looks like the reunion and vote reveal will take place over a video chat platform like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Plus, it’ll likely be pre-tapped like Survivor: Island of the Idols. This will ensure that the finale runs smoothly without technical difficulties or unruly castmembers.

Survivor: Who Will Win The Two Million?

Only five castaways remain: Denise Stapley, Ben Driebergen, Sarah Lacina, Michele Fitzgerald, and Tony Vlachos. Also, one more eliminated castaway will return from Edge of Extinction. It’s been rumored to be the season’s first eliminated contestant, Natalie Anderson, but it could be any of the booted legends.

So, by the time they reach the Final Tribal Council, the number of players will be cut in half. According to production leaks, the final three looks like it will consist of Tony, Michele, and Natalie. But who’s going to win over the jury and win the giant cash prize?

Find out when the finale of Winners at War airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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