Australian Survivor is the latest television production to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic as Network 10 confirms filming of the next season is to be delayed until further notice.
“Following the Australian Government’s latest advice on overseas travel, plus discussions with the Fijian Government, production of the new season of Australian Survivor has been postponed,” said a Network 10 spokesperson (via TVTonight).
A sixth season was scheduled to start filming in Fiji from April and air later in the year. Australian Survivor All-Stars, which was filmed in the summer of 2019, is currently airing on 10.
“While this news is disappointing, the health and safety of everyone involved with the show is our number one priority,” the statement continues. “We will update everyone on when production will start as soon as we can.”
In related news, Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia will not be able to appear live in person at the All-Stars reunion show. Osher Gunsberg will step in to host proceedings, while LaPaglia will join via satellite from Los Angeles.
The postponement follows Survivor US’s decision to delay its shooting of season 41 until mid-May. Both versions of the hit international reality-show film in Fiji.