At the end of tonight’s Island of the Idols reunion show, Survivor officially announced the theme for its milestone 40th season, Winners At War, which sees the return of 20 past Survivor champions battling it out for $2 million, the biggest prize fund in the show’s history.
Inside Survivor first broke the news of the all-winners season and the 20 returning castaways earlier this year, alongside the return of the controversial Edge of Extinction twist and a new game format involving Survivor “currency,” called fire tokens, which can be used to purchase luxuries and advantages.
Host and showrunner Jeff Probst confirmed the theme on tonight’s pre-taped reunion show by introducing a highly-anticipated preview trailer. The teaser, which can be watched below, features confessionals from Adam, Ben, Ethan, Jeremy, Rob, Sarah, and Yul.
“Coming back out here, I can feel my blood starting to rise,” says Parvati, winner of Survivor: Micronesia. “It’s like the Super Bowl twenty years in the making,” adds Tony, winner of Survivor: Cagayan.
Stay tuned to Inside Survivor over the coming months for all your Survivor: Winners At War news and features, including interviews with former castaways who have played with the Winners At War cast. You can already view our pre-season draft and cast assessment, the official tribe divisions, and other features in the Season 40 section.
Survivor: Winners At War premieres on Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 PM with a two-hour episode.