The Emmy-winning show has captured the hearts of audiences as it returns to the screens of fans with Survivor Season 44. The long-running show is coming back with its 44th season after its 43rd season’s finale aired on 14 December 2022.
In the reality show, the contestants are stranded on an island and have to provide for themselves. Moreover, the contestants are faced with both physical and mental challenges. As the show progresses, the contestants must eliminate each other until only one is left. The sole Survivor takes the grand prize of $1 million.
Survivor Season 44 Release Date
Survivor Season 44 was renewed on 9 March 2022 and will be released on 1 March 2023. The first episode of the 44th season of Survivor will be a 2-hour special. Jeff Probst announced the release date to Survivor fans through his social media accounts on 14 November 2022. Like the previous seasons starting from the 41st, the show makers of Survivor have decided not to have a theme. Survivor will air at times that it always has. On CBS, it will have the Wednesday slot of 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT. The finale of the 44th season will likely air in mid to end of May.
All the seasons of the show will also be available on Paramount Plus. Seas 1, 3, and 12-28 are available on Amazon Prime Video.
Survivor 44 Filming Details
The 44th season of Survivor was filmed on Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. This is the twelfth consecutive year the show has been filmed in this location. This means the show has been shot in Fiji since its 33rd season in 2016. Probst has expressed his willingness to attack the future seasons of the show in Fiji too.
The show airs two seasons annually. It films both seasons in either spring or summer and releases a season in fall and the following in spring. This schedule was followed till 2020, when the pandemic happened. However, the show makers got back on track in 2021 when the COVID restrictions eased up. In June 2022, the show filmed the 43rd and 44th seasons of the show.
The showrunner Jeff Probst will also return to host the contestants for the 44th season of Survivor. Probst has hosted every season of the show Survivor since its first episode aired in 2000. This means the 61-year-old has hosted all 43 seasons of the show. And he is going to return for the 44th season. His commitment to this show has also won him 4 Emmys consecutively from 2008 to 2011.
The game, as per usual, will take place over 26 days. Before this faster schedule, the game used to go on for 39 days, with the longest game spanning over 42 days.
Survivor 44’s Contestants
As of now, no specific details have been released about who will star in the show. Additionally, information has yet to be given if there will be a returning cast from the show Survivor’s previous seasons. However, rest assured, the 44th season will be a joy to whoever watches it, and they will thoroughly enjoy it.
In November 2020, CBS and the show makers of Survivor announced that they would introduce a new policy for the show. This new policy resulted from an initiative by previous Black contestants on the show from the first season until the fortieth. In light of Black Lives Matter, this organization spoke up about the discrimination they faced as a minority on the show. Furthermore, to make a binding change, they got a petition signed calling upon the show makers to initiate some changes. As a result, the show, from now onwards, would have 50% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Colour) contestants. It also included hiring more BIPOC crew for the production.
The show makers have released a snipped of the 44th season of Survivor. As per tradition, the trailer was released at the end of the finale of the 43rd season. The finale of the 43rd season of Survivor aired on Wednesday, 14 December, so the fans got a sneak peek of the new season.
The trailer also shows us that, like the previous season that this season will also be filled with a lot of drama. In the trailer, we see the main fall off a rock in the ocean while he tries climbing it. Moreover, we see Jess Probst stopping a challenge because of a medical emergency. This snippet tells the viewers that with the airing of the 44th season, they are indeed in for a ride.