The latest season of US Survivor set to be fast-tracked for Australian viewers on the Nine Network after FINALLY being given an air date
While Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn is drawing to a close, die-hard fans of the reality show can rejoice.
The long-awaited season 41 of the US version, hosted by Jeff Probst, is being fast-tracked for Australian viewers on Channel Nine’s 9Go!
On Tuesday, TV Blackbox confirmed that Nine will air the highly anticipated show on Thursday, September 23 at 7.30pm, after it airs in the US on September 22.
Coming soon! The long-awaited season 41 of the US version, hosted by Jeff Probst (pictured), is being fast-tracked for Australian viewers on Channel Nine’s 9Go!
It will also be available to stream on the network’s streaming service, 9Now.
Production for Survivor 41 was delayed by a year due to the COVID pandemic and Fiji closing its borders to non-citizens.
But it was eventually filmed in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands, where the past nine seasons have been filmed since 2016.
Fast-tracked: On Tuesday, TV Blackbox confirmed that Nine will air the highly-anticipated show on Thursday, September 23 at 7.30pm, after it airs in the US on September 22. Pictured, the cast of US Survivor
The season was significantly shortened and filmed over 26 days, rather than the traditional 39-day format.
In the trailer for the upcoming season, host Jeff Probst explained that the show will move at ‘a very fast pace’, and that there will be ‘new advantages’ and ‘controversial twists’.
Survivor 41 will see 18 castaways divided into three tribes – Luvu, Ua and Yase – and pitted against each other to outwit, outplay and outlast.
Victory? According to Sportsbet, Hayley (left) is the favourite to win with shortest odds of $1.30, while big wave surfer Flick (right) is at $3.50 to win
The upcoming season of US Survivor comes as Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn is set to come to an end this Sunday.
The final three contestants, Felicity ‘Flick’ Palmateer, George Mladenov, and Hayley Leake will battle it out for the title of sole survivor and a $500,000 cash prize.
But according to the money markets there’s a clear favourite – with Hayley at the almost unbackable odds of $1.30 to win one of the most-watched and exciting series of the reality TV show franchise in many years.
Controversial: Despite being the favourite, political operative George’s (pictured) odds have blown out to an unlikely $10
Big wave surfer Flick is at $3.50 to win, while political operative George’s odds have blown out to an unlikely $10, according to Sportsbet.
Australian Survivor is filmed in advance and there are plenty of people – including the cast, crew and publicists – who know the outcome.
It’s possible one of these insiders leaked the result, causing a surge in online bets.
Who will win? Hayley Leake, George Mladenov, and Felicity ‘Flick’ Palmateer will battle it out to win the Australian Survivor finale