Survivor is heading south of the border as Mexican national broadcast television network Azteca Uno announces the first-ever season of Survivor México.
While details are currently scarce, one promo does reference 16 participants and 2 tribes, the original format of the show. Those interested in competing can visit TVAzteca.com to fill out a thorough application form, which includes questions such as, “
The series will be produced Acun Medya, the production company behind the Greek, Turkish, and Romanian editions of Survivor. It marks the first time the format has entered Latin America.
According to TBI, the series will film in the Dominican Republic and is scheduled to air later this summer. Arturo Islas will host.
Of course, the coronavirus pandemic remains a concern for all international productions. The Dominican Republic has recently set up health protocols to begin receiving visitors, according to its tourism minister, Francisco Javier Garcia. But the borders are still currently closed, although the minister estimated that the country could open up within the next two months.
Both Survivor US and Australian Survivor have postponed filming of their upcoming seasons until further notice.
Alberto Ciurana, Chief Content & Distribution Officer at Azteca Uno, said, “The Mexican audience, now more than ever, demands and deserves high-quality content that evokes powerful emotions and promotes family togetherness. At TV Azteca, we work with the best strategic partners to offer world-class programs, such as Survivor Mexico.”
More details to follow.
This article was updated on 05/28/20.