Get ready for Survivor 2018 and the season of “Ghost Island” starting this February on CBS and CBS All Access as twenty new castaways face past fears of the game for a chance at the million dollar prize.
We just saw S35 wrap up with Ben Driebergen taking the jury’s votes but now it’s time for a new Sole Survivor and a new twist. Survivor “Ghost Island” will be filled with “cursed” items that have brought down players in big ways and now they’re back to possibly do it again.
Jeff explains the new theme in an interview with EW:
JEFF PROBST: Ghost Island represents all the bad decisions made by former players. Think of it as the graveyard for Survivor mistakes. We found a really creepy island that serves as Ghost Island and we designed it using actual Survivor items from previous seasons. For instance, castaways who spend the night on Ghost Island will sleep underneath the 35 previous torch snuffers. So as they drift off, they are reminded that one mistake can mean your death in the game.
And every idol or advantage in the game will be from a previous season. These are the actual, authentic items from past seasons.
With these cursed items back in the game there will be the chance to right the wrongs of past players, but of course there’s a chance things could still turn in to a huge mess yet again. Jeff explains, “the concept is those items are haunted and have been living on Ghost Island. The new players will have the chance to reverse the curse and play them properly… or suffer the same fate.”
This sounds like a very fun idea for a season but to get their money’s worth I imagine we’ll see another endless supply of hidden Idols and gimmicky advantages. There have definitely been too much of that recently and I’m expecting that to continue on Survivor 2018.