'Survivor' Heads Back Into Production

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The CBS reality series will shoot its upcoming 41st season in Fiji.

Survivor is finally getting back into production.

The CBS mainstay will start shooting its 41st season in Fiji, a full year after it'd initially planned to do so. Host Jeff Probst announced the news in a video on Twitter.

"Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41," he said. "We have all of our COVID protocols in place so that everybody in Fiji will remain safe, all of our crew will be safe and, of course, our players will be safe."

He added that he couldn't remember a time he was this excited to shoot the show. "The past year has reminded me — and I hope it’s reminded you — that you got to live your life like it’s one big great adventure, and Survivor fulfills that," he said. "So, I am thrilled to say I will see you on the island for Survivor 41. Let’s do it."

The competition series had been set to start filming in March of last year when COVID-19 hit. Despite hopes of getting back to production sooner, as early as May even, the Survivor team wasn't able to pull it off, as sorting out the logistics of filming in international territories proved challenging.