This article contains SPECULATION regarding the upcoming 26th season of Survivor, set to premiere mid February. If you would like to avoid potential spoilers, please do not read any further or we’ll snuff out your torch. Also note, it may contain a spoiler for the current season in the Philippines.
It seems as if Survivor is either running out of fresh ideas or they are banking on former contestants to bring home the ratings. Based on picking from the “trees” on various sites around the web, it seems that we’ve uncovered the theme and most of the cast for next season’s Survivor. The season seems to center around Fans AND Favorites. Note that it’s not “vs.” as the former castaways will likely be interspersed with die hard fans instead of against them as a single trible.
While CBS has not officially released casting information, it does appear that the following former castaways will be returning for another shot at the grand prize. Remember, this is all speculation based on the net. Not everything on the internet is truth, but we’ve tried to confirm or deny some of the rumors. If we hear anything more, we’ll be sure to update this piece!
The inclusion of a castaway from the Philippines begs the question of whether or not he won the current season. The fact that he’s rumored to be back all but confirms his loss this season. We’ll soon find out!
So who are the returning Favorites?
Andrea Boehlke, Redemption Island
Francesca Hogi, Redemption Island
Phillip Sheppard, Redemption Island
Erik Reichenbach, Fans vs. Favorites
Corrine Kaplan, Gabon
Brenda Lowe, Nicaragua
John Cochran, South Pacific
Brandon Hantz, South Pacific
Dawn Meehan, South Pacific
Malcolm Freberg, Philippines