Generations are set to collide in the ultimate battle of young versus old on the next season of Survivor.
Survivor: Kaôh Rōng came to a close tonight with the 32nd winner crowned as the latest Sole Survivor and the recipient of the million dollar prize. But just as one season ends, another is right around the corner. At the live reunion in Los Angeles, host Jeff Probst announced the title and theme of this fall’s brand new season – Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.
That’s right, next season, 20 brand new castaways will be divided into two tribes based on generational lines; this isn’t the first time Survivor has divided the tribes by age. Survivor: Panama – Exile Island and Survivor: Nicaragua both tested the waters in regards to a Survivor age split. But this marks the first time the tribes are categorized under their specific generational tag-lines.
“Millennials” commonly refers to those born between the early 1980s to around 2000: ambitious, creative, open-minded, idealistic dreamers. “Generation X” refers to those born between the early 1960s to the early 80s: independent, pragmatic, hard-working, realistic expectations in life.
With the recent focus on themes of Brains vs. Beauty vs. Brawn and White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar, you can be sure Jeff Probst will milk the Millennials vs. Gen X theme for all its worth. Expect to see Probst yelling “Millennials can’t handle the elements and just want to tweet their feelings!” while praising the Gen X tribe for their hard graft and work ethic.
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X filmed in Fiji and will air this September on CBS. You can already view the new cast that Inside Survivor revealed last week.