Back in May, filming wrapped for the 32nd edition of Survivor. As first revealed here on Inside Survivor, the title and theme of the season is Survivor: Kaôh Rōng – Brawn vs Brains vs Beauty 2, and filming took place on Koh Rong Island in Cambodia. The conditions had previously been described as “brutal” and a “nightmare”, with cast and crew suffering horrendous bug bites and infections.
In a recent roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer and reality-tv extraordinaire Mark Burnett revealed some more information regarding the conditions in Cambodia in relation to Season 32.
MARK BURNETT On Survivor — a lot. Last season, we had three evacuations, the most ever in a season. It was the humidity, cuts, people getting infected and then trying so hard on the challenges. But we tend to show most things. As a producer you get worried, but [host] Jeff Probst runs the show, and I know if my phone’s ringing at 3 or 4 a.m., it’s Jeff and it’s not a good phone call.
Burnett confirms the extreme Cambodian conditions and reveals that there were three contestants medically evacuated on Survivor Season 32. There were also multiple people evacuated from Ponderosa due to injury.
UPDATE DEC 16: The previous information about only one in-game medical evacuation was incorrect. It does indeed appear that there were three medevacs from the game itself.
Survivor: Kaôh Rōng – Brawn vs Brains vs Beauty airs on CBS in February 2016. Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance is currently filming in Cambodia, and despite being filmed after Season 32, will air first in September due to the returnee voting twist.
For more information on tribes and cast members for Season 32 click here.