That’s right, 18 players total, made up of 14 newbies and four returnees (Joe Anglim, Kelley Wentworth, David Wright and Aubry Bracco) will begin the quest to become the Survivor 38 Sole Survivor tonight. This season once you’re gone, though, you might not be out. After a player’s torch is snuffed, he or she will have the choice of either heading home or heading to the Edge of Extinction. Survivor is touting the chance to get back in the game the toughest twist yet. We don’t have details how it will work, but we’re pretty sure it will be similar to Redemption Island. We should expect each player to face-off with the previously eliminated player each round until it’s time for the ultimate winner re-enter the game.
Survivor host Jeff Probst explained to TV Insider how the twist is introduced after the tribal council.
“The key element is surprise. There’s that moment at tribal council when someone’s name on the parchment has just been read out and you see that look of “Oh, my God, after all I’ve sacrificed, it’s over.” Then they walk down a long path — they don’t know we’re still shooting — and come to a signpost that offers one question: Have you had enough, or do you want more? And that’s the extent of it!” – Jeff Probst
Be sure to join us here tonight starting at 8PM EST as we kick off our first Survivor live recap of the season. We’ll keep you updated throughout the hour, letting you know who wins reward, immunity and who becomes the first person voted out of the game.
It promises to be a good season, so don’t miss out on it. We’ll be here with you all season long as we give you Survivor Edge of Extinction spoilers, results, recaps and rankings.
Survivor 38 Season Premiere Sneak Peek