CBS’s award-winning series, “Surivor” returns for season 26 with a special 2-hour premiere tomorrow, February 28th, with 20 new castaways competing against each other.
“This edition, themed “Ghost Island,” features 20 new castaways divided into two groups of 10 and centers around the bad decisions of past players. In a new twist, players may be sent to a separate haunted island filled with SURVIVOR relics from the previous 35 seasons of the show. The question is: will these new players be able to learn from the past mistakes of others and “reverse the curse,” or will the past come back to haunt them?” says the CBS press release.
Executive producer and host Jeff Probst says in the press release, “SURVIVOR continues to be a complicated game of social politics and everything rests on one’s ability to make the right decision at the right time,” he added, “This season, Ghost Island serves as a constant reminder that one bad decision can haunt a player forever.”
Meet the 20 Castaways competing in Season 36:
“NAVITI” TRIBE (Purple)
Angela Perkins, 42: Army veteran from Cincinnati, Ohio
Chelsea Townsend, 24: EMT from Salt Lake City, Utah
Desiree Afuye, 21: Student from Newark, N.J.
Kellyn Bechtold, 31: Career vounselor from North Manchester, Ind.
Morgan Ricke, 29: Marine animal trainer from New Albany, Ind.
Bradley Kleihege, 26: Law student from Haslett, Mich.
Chris Noble, 27: Male model from Florida Keys, Fla.
Domenick Abbate, 38: Construction supervisor from Nesconset, N.Y.
Sebastian Noel, 22: Fishing guide from Melbourne, Fla.
Wendell Holland, 33: Furniture designer from Philadelphia, Pa.
“MALOLO” TRIBE (Orange)
Jenna Bowman, 23: Account executive from Detroit, Mich.
Laurel Johnson, 29: Financial consultant from Philadelphia, Pa.
Libby Vincek, 24: Social media strategist from Houston, Texas
Stephanie Gonzalez, 26: Graphic sales from Ocala, Fla. via Puerto Rico
Stephanie Johnson, 34: Yoga instructor from Boise, Idaho
Brendan Shapiro, 41: Physical education teacher from Herndon, Va.
Donathan Hurley, 26: Caretaker from Phelps, Ky.
Jacob Derwin, 22: Music teacher from Merrick, N.Y.
James Lim, 24: Business analyst from Los Angeles, CA
Michael Yerger, 18: Real estate agent from Knoxville, Tenn.
One of these castaways will outwit, outlast and outplay the other contestants becoming the sole survivor and win the $1 million prize. Don’t miss the season 36 of “Survivor” premiering February 28 at 8 pm ET on CBS.