At the conclusion of Wednesday's Survivor: David Vs. Goliath finale / reunion show, Jeff Probst shows a teaser for franchise, Survivor: Edge of Extinction which will premiere Feb. 20 on CBS.
So what exactly is the Edge of Extinction? Probst is not ready to reveal too much, but he did tell us this: "The inspiration for next season came from our desire to see if we can take the show even deeper. One thing that has become a real thing. Survivor already provides an amazing format for game play. So, what would happen if we added another challenge to the experience? A question that simply asks … How badly do you want this? "
The teaser revealed that four former players are going to make another shot at the million dollars. Entertainment Weekly What started on film for back in June and spoke to the entire cast before the game started. Here are the four returning players and what they have decided to head back on the island.
Survivor: Kaoh Rong (Runner-up)
Survivor: Game Changers (5th place)
"Maybe I 'a glutton for punishment, but I love Survivor . I felt like Survivor: Game Changers What not the second chance I wanted to have. I was very much blindfolded from the beginning. Sandra had a bounty on my head from day one, and I could not get it on the right side of the numbers. Survivor I want to play, a little wiser. " DAVID WRIGHT
Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X (4th place)
"Women, they give birth. Then they get amnesia, and they forget how hard lab was. It gets them to do it again. But I remember every horrible detail about my first Survivor experience.
San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water (14th place)
Survivor: Second Chance
"I'm out of my mind. I feel like you can not always pass by. And, still no kids. I'm married now, but it's just like you never know in the next few years what might be in my life and this just seems like the perfect time. So, ready to try again. "
Survivor: Worlds Apart (10th place)
Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance (8th place)
" I felt it in my heart, prayed about it, all the other people in my life that I told them that they were good things, they felt good energy, good vibes. Most importantly, I felt like I had unfinished business. I'm in, the mental state I'm in, my physical state. This game pushes you, it challenges you in ways you never even thought possible.
In addition to the four returning players, the teaser for Survivor: Edge of Extinction also revealed two of the new contestants competing for the million-dollar prize: Rick Devens, who is a 33-year-old morning news anchor on WGXA in Macon, Georgia, and Wendy Diaz, a 25-year-old swap meet vendor from Los Angeles.
Coming off a season with an almost universally-loved cast, Probst thinks this next group of contestants wants to receive high marks as well. "I love this next group of players," says the host. "We were looking for specific types of stories and we found them. I think the audience is going to enjoy the ride. We're continuing to live up to our promise to our fans.
On that last point, Probst is cagey but teases that there could not be another big twist to Survivor in season 38. " Edge of Extinction wants to add another dimension to the game.
They want to have their chance on Feb. 20.
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