The fourth season of Australian Survivor is set to premiere on Network Ten this coming Wednesday, but it won’t be long before the production crew is back in Fiji shooting the next season.
In a recent interview with news.com.au, host Jonathan LaPaglia opened up about the show’s filming schedule and mentioned that a second season is planned for this year.
“It’s challenging, every time I step away,” LaPaglia said. “And this year will be particularly challenging because it’s going to be two seasons, so when you add it all up it’s like six months.”
Since Australian Survivor returned to TV in 2016, the show has filmed one season per year, unlike its US counterpart which shoots two seasons essentially back-to-back. The major difference is in Australia the seasons usually last between 50-55 days, compared to the 39 days of US seasons.
According to Inside Survivor sources, the fifth season of Australian Survivor is scheduled to begin filming in August and may possibly involve past contestants. The season is rumored to air in early 2020.
UPDATE [07/22/19]: News.com.au have since deleted Jonathan LaPaglia’s quote from their article.