The Season 30 premiere of Survivor kicks off at 8PM ET/PT with a 90-minute episode that will introduce us to the Survivor 2015 cast. See our full list of bios and photos for each of the new castaways to make sure you’re ready.
Host Jeff Probst explained he came up with this arrangement after studying the cast they had drawn together and realizing they had one group that was too unconventional to fit either of the former groups.
Limited spoilers so far for the season and no challenge previews from CBS, but we did get a few shots of the players building the coral tree puzzle which could be the last stage in one of the first luxury or immunity challenges.
A three-way tribe split worked out fantastically on Cagayan and Jeff has repeatedly gone on the record to praise this latest crew of castaways as one of the best in a long time on Survivor. That’s a big claim and I’m hoping he’s right. We’ll find out tonight with the debut of Survivor 2015. Join us for all the fun!
Jeff explains how production works to retrofit a theme to the castaways rather than picking an approach and finding the right players. In the past it was a casting director who set things up, but this year it was all Mr. Probst himself.
After looking at the cards all spread out over his table he realized that there weren’t just two tribes. There were three. From there the Survivor 2015 theme came together and we now have Worlds Apart.
Jeff wasn’t sure how everyone would take their label, but the response was positive from all groups and we’ll see that on Wednesday’s season premiere. The real mystery is if they live up to their assigned personas.
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I’ve been enjoying going back through old seasons of Survivor and Big Brother since CBS launched All Access late last year, and it’s great to hear the new episodes will be added in there as well. Very interesting to watch the first season again and see how far things have come, and really how much has stayed the same since Survivor began all those years ago.
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If you want to check out All Access you can do it for free and the normal 1-week trial has been bumped up to two weeks which is a nice freebie. After the trial ends it’ll run $5.99/month which isn’t bad, but if you decide it’s not your thing that’s why it’s a trial.
Given the chance to go back and watch any past Survivor season for free, which one would you pick and why? Share your thoughts!
This week on CBS the Survivor 2015 premiere arrives Wednesday night at 8PM ET/PT for a 90-minute season debut when the 18 new castaways arrive for Worlds Apart and the chance at the million dollar prize.
Kicking off the season this Wednesday we’ll meet all the new players of the Survivor 2015 cast before the action gets rolling and according to CBS the wait won’t be long:
Minutes into the game, castaways are forced to choose between honesty or deception, and one castaway becomes ill after trying to satisfy his need for protein.
Well isn’t that really always part of the Survivor season start? Which castaways will be honest and which will try to hide their true colors? Must be something much more forced on a deliberate choice by the players. Jeff might have something up his rolled sleeves for this premiere. Could the players be force to self-identify to form the tribes?
Now as for that ill castaway, could we get an early departure from the game? I hope not since I’d rather not see the tempo thrown off before we even hit our first Tribal Council!
Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart Season Premiere:
This group of free spirits looks well rounded and ready for the action, but only Jeff and the Survivor crew have seen them in action. So what does he think of their chances?
Hali Ford – Jeff highlights that Hali is going to school to be a lawyer (wait, no-collar what?) but says she’s getting in to this for a different reason. Hali Ford explains that she wants to be a lawyer to help the poor and shake up the legal system. Jeff suggests this gives her the perfect “no collar” attitude for that tribe.
Nina Poersch – “Nina is going to have a tough time,” admits Jeff, but it’s not because she’s older than the other castaways or because she’s deaf. Nina Poersch frequently mentioned her family back home to Jeff and he says if she hasn’t left her “old world back behind” then you’re in for some trouble.
Joe Anglim – Jeff thinks “everybody is going to like Joe” and he seems to lack a dark spot behind that sunny exterior. If Joe Anglim makes it to the individual immunity stage of Survivor 2015 then there’s a good chance he’ll run the show.
Jenn Brown – We could have a wolf in sheep’s clothing, thinks Jeff about Jenn. She’s silly and driven which could help keep this no-collar player off the downside when things get rough. Jenn Brown is looking forward to the challenge of starvation mixed with comps and seeing others forced to live with people they don’t like.
Vince Sly – This guy sells coconuts on the beach, but Jeff says he’s outsmarting the customer by marking them up ten times over. Jeff thinks this gives Vince Sly the sensibility of the white-collar with the work ethic of the blue-collar and no-collar enough to wear feathers in his hair.
Nargarote Tribe – “No Collar”:
- Hali Ford – 25, San Francisco CA, Law Student
- Jenn Brown – 22, Long Beach CA, Sailing Instructor
- Joe Anglim – 25, Scottsdale AZ, Jewelry Designer
- Nina Poersch – 51, Palmdale CA, Hearing Advocate
- Vince Sly – 32, Santa Monica CA, Coconut Vendor
- Will Sims II – 41, Sherman Oaks CA, YouTube Sensation