‘Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance’: Jeff Probst promises immediate excitement

Cambodia -The premiere of “Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance” is not exactly coming up anytime soon; it’s more than three months away! However, one of the luxuries about the very public nature to the show’s cast being announced is that we’re probably going to get at least a decent amount of news throughout the season prior to its premiere in September. Let’s just hope that none of this news is of the spoiler variety.

One of the questions that we had going into this season was how the show was going to handle the fact that there are many cast members who have more than likely prepared for every scenario they can think of. There are definitely pre-game alliances out there, and unless there are some big twists, there’s always a risk that things that happened before the second will carry the day on the season. It’s unlikely that it will, but you have to consider that.

One way that producers seem to be curtailing that is doing something almost right out of the gate that will have players a little bit on the edge. Just take a look at what Jeff Probst had to say to Entertainment Weekly:

“There is an excitement around day one that is hard to explain unless you’re here. It’s the culmination of seven months of creative that you’re laying out and essentially turning over to a bunch of other people to go play. So you want it to be good, you want it to work. We have this great opening plan where we’re going to do something we did the first season, and you’re going to see chaos and scrambling out of the gate. It’s very exciting. And it’s not lost on me that this is the greatest gift I could have ever been given, to be still doing this 15 years later.”

We hope that Probst’s is not just referencing a re-creation for the marooning, mostly because there’s not really any strategic component to that. Whether it be an interesting way to divide up the tribes or some other new twist. He also added that he would be open to doing this twist again in the future, but you probably do want to wait and see how this plays out first. (Oh, and he also feels bad for the season 30 cast over how little time they had at the reunion.)

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