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Season 36 Cast Revealed


Inside Survivor reveals the rumored cast for next year’s Survivor: Ghost Island.

Who wants another Survivor cast?!

Back in May we revealed the cast for the upcoming Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers season, airing this Fall on CBS. Inside Survivor can now unveil the rumored cast for the 2018 Spring season, Survivor: Ghost Island, the thirty-sixth edition of the long-running reality series. The spooky themed season, which recently wrapped up filming in Fiji, will feature 20 brand new castaways who will be divided into two tribes of ten to start the game.

Below are 19 of the 20 rumored cast members (including one of our very own Inside Survivor writers!!!) for Season 36, with credit to @1elevenpaul on Twitter for help. The list will be updated once we receive more information.

Full Bios will be added at a later date.

Bradley Kleihege

25 · HASLETT, MI · LAW STUDENT

Brendan Shapiro

41 · HERNDON, VA · TEACHER

Chris Noble

20s · NEW YORK, NY · PERSONAL TRAINER/MODEL

Domenick Abbate

38 · NESCONSET, NY · CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR

Donathan Hurley

26 · KIMPER, KY · ?

Jacob Derwin

22 · MERRICK, NY · WRITER/MUSICIAN

James Lim

24 · NEW YORK, NY · MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Michael Yerger

18 · LOS ANGELES, CA · MODEL

Sebastian Noel

22 · VIERA, FL · DEEP SEA FISHERMAN

Wendell Holland

33 · PHILADELPHIA, PA · OWNS FURNITURE COMPANY

Chelsea Townsend

25 · LOS ANGELES, CA · NFL CHEERLEADER

Desiree "Des London" Afuye

21 · NEW YORK, NY · STUDENT/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Jenna Bowman

23 · BIRMINGHAM, MI · ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Kellyn Bechtold

30 · CHICAGO, IL · PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Laurel Johnson

29 · MINNEAPOLIS, MN · HEALTHCARE CONSULTANT

Libby Vincek

24 · FORT WORTH, TX · MODEL

Morgan Ricke

29 · ORLANDO, FL · WHALE TRAINER AT SEAWORLD

Stephanie "Stephy" Gonzalez

26 · OCALA, FL · OWNS GRAPHICS COMPANY

Stephanie Rae Johnson

34 · CHICAGO, IL · YOGA INSTRUCTOR/TRIATHLETE

Season 36 will air Spring 2018 on CBS.

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Martin is a 28-year-old writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing, and recaps/reviews TV shows, currently for Yahoo TV and ET Canada. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. When not writing Martin can usually be found attending Wrestlemania events.



  • Peter Parker

    Not enough attractive 20 somethings

  • You sure you didn’t get your hands on the next Big Brother cast by mistake? Didn’t know Survivor was now exclusively for the young and pretty.

    • Erin Mc

      exactly what i was thinking

    • Liane Simmons

      Move over romper room

    • Skysmom

      I agree. I can’t stand the twenty somethings.

  • Tanner Cook

    Survivor can’t come back on soon enough.

  • Nick Hamilton

    There seems to be a lack of diversity? They all seem young, fit and attractive, generally speaking.

  • LincolnAG
  • Ndb Survivor

    The cast doesn’t really look that strong to me. The only person who I think has a “unique” career is Morgan. And plus, the cast is wayyy too young. One thing that I always liked about Survivor was the variety of age in the cast, and we only get one person in their 40’s (and still, 41) (unless of course the unknown female is). I’m hoping that there’s at least a good diversity in lifestyle and approach to the game.

  • HE-MAN

    Only 5 people over 30… don’t dig this new trend.

  • Whistler

    No older people. Oldest is 41?

  • Kelby LeSage

    What’s with the insanely young casts? Was the Game Changers cast too old or something?

    • Jamesy

      Maybe the Season 35 cast (I refuse to rewrite that ridiculous subtitle) put too many token older people onto the same season, and thus decided excess youth was necessary.

    • James

      Jeff Probst has stated that they have been trying to get more young people for the show. This is probably just to draw in the younger generation of viewers so that they can increase their viewership.

      • Jamesy

        Because that worked so well when American Idol kept lowering the minimum age down to 15, and they all flopped on arrival. (Note: Not directed at you James, just the flawed logic of execs, haha.)

  • Phillip F.

    Mixed feelings about the cast… Anyone else?

    • TJ Perkins

      The Ghost is Angela A Perkins.

  • Jimbo Belden

    YES JACOB DERWIN I hope he wins

  • Ishay

    Let’s hope Jacob does better on the island than he does with predicting the results of each season 😉

    • Jamesy

      Gee, I wonder who spoiled this season…. :}

      • None of the cast members. I would think after spoiling the casts since S30 people would start to realise I don’t require the actual cast members to provide info. 🙂

        • Jamesy

          That obviously sarcastic quip was inevitable. Pity you took it seriously. 😛

  • Petr Habrdle

    Has Desiree Afuye balded head during filming ? Is her photo actual ? I like her! Please answer me somebody, thanks! 🙂

  • Petr Habrdle

    Has Desiree Afuye balded/shaved head during filming ? I like her! Please answer me somebody, thanks !

  • diogopacheco

    Who is a former Inside Survivor writer?

    • Jamesy

      Jacob Derwin, silly. He does those “Next Time On Survivor” weeklies, with predictions each entry (some good, some awful). It’s kinda fun to at least see one true bonafide superfan amidst a sea of mactors.

    • Marionete

      Jacob.

    • James

      Jacob Derwin is the Inside Survivor Writer. I believe he writes the “Next Time on Survivor” posts after each episode.

      • diogopacheco

        Thanks. He has a huge potencial.

  • Adli Hanif

    Does Brendan Shapiro have any connection with Hannah?

    • Joseph Zackery Barber

      My first thought too, I did some Facebook checking, I’m not seeing any mutual friends/family members on their social media, leading me to believe there is not a connection.

  • Jamesy

    I like how the oldest cast member is actually the hottest cast member, imo anyway.

    • Joseph Zackery Barber

      I agree!

      • Jamesy

        Good taste, Joseph!

  • Peter Hewitt

    My guest is that since the theme is ghost island that there is a connection to others in the cast that don’t involve relations?

  • Skysmom

    Almost all twenty something know it alls. It’s going to be a boring season.

  • Whistler

    Let’s be honest. Most of that Gen X tribe was pretty boring. But I blame that on casting not on age.

  • Tanner Cook

    When half of the comments are complaining about the age of the players, but seem to be forgetting that the next two youngest seasons by average age are China and Pearl Islands (two beloved seasons), while Redemption Island, Thailand, and Nicaragua (three either disliked or debated seasons) fall towards the older end of the spectrum. A young cast is not equivalent to a poor cast, and Survivor at least doesn’t typecast for the exact same kinds of stereotypes and overly obnoxious personalities that Big Brother goes for. BB’s problem to me is more generally the editing of the players into one-dimensional stereotypes and how they’re prompted to behave as insanely as possible for the camera, not necessarily the youth of the cast. The two shows will never be the same, even if they decided to cast the exact same group of people. Survivor will always be better.

  • Fritz Tubes

    Survivor Ghost Island: Older Millenials vs. Younger Millenials

  • mahone

    by their job titles no one is a Healer