A couple of months ago we posted that both Survivor seasons 37 and 38 were set to feature all-new castaways, however, in that time something changed, as Inside Survivor has recently learned that season 38 will feature four returning players.
The four returning veterans will join sixteen brand new castaways [Update: currently trying to reconfirm the number of cast members] to compete for the $1 million prize and the title of Sole Survivor. Those four returnees will likely act as ‘captains’ similar to Boston Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz in Redemption Island or Coach Wade and Ozzy Lusth in South Pacific.
Other ‘captains’ seasons include Guatemala, where Bobby-Jon Drinkard and Stephenie LaGrossa returned after competing on the previous season in Palau, and Philippines, which saw the return of three former medically evacuated players, Jonathan Penner, Michael Skupin and Russell Swan.
In each previous ‘captains’ season, one of the returning castaways made it all the way to Final Tribal Council, though Boston Rob is the only one of those that won.
This would mark the fifth time Survivor has done a ‘captains’ style season but the first one to include four returnees. It’s not yet known if the season will be divided into two tribes of ten with a pair of returnees on each or four tribes of five including one returnee per tribe.
Season 38 is currently filming in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands and will air on CBS in early 2019.
The names of the four returning players will be revealed in due course. Stay tuned to Inside Survivor over the coming weeks for more information.
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