Lots of questions out there on how the Survivor South Pacific season would play out different from the previous Survivor 2011 season. EW spoke with Jeff Probst who explained what we’d see in regards to the immunity idols and even a few changes for the return of the redemption island twist.
Survivor: South Pacific will also feature a few twists to the format. The first involves the hidden immunity idols. “This year with hidden immunity idols, we’re hiding the clue,” explains Probst. “No clue as to where the clue is. Once you find the clue, then you have to find the idol.”
And while the Redemption Island twist is back, there will be one major change to it, with the elimination of group duels — meaning each competition will truly be a win-or-go-home situation (as opposed to last season, in which players often simply did not have to come in last to stay alive). “We’re not having multi-person duels,” says Probst. “That was part of the experiment [last season]. We wanted to see how many people we could keep in the game until the end. And that’s why we let more people live out there. But we felt like it’s too many people and now we’ve got half the group still in it at the end. So it will only be a one-on-one situation. Loser’s out, winner stays. Otherwise, we’re playing it the same way.”
Seems to make sense on the idol portion considering players were finding them on their own at this stage anyway. That way no one is waiting around for a clue to arrive after the idol has already been claimed. Now will they tell anyone or just let them figure it out on their own?
Source: Entertainment Weekly