Survivor’s forty-first season has begun production in Fiji, with host, Jeff Probst, confirming that all COVID-19 protocols have been put in place for the filming process.
Survivor’s fortieth season concluded in February 2020, with fans waiting in anticipation for the new season to begin shortly thereafter. Filming was scheduled to begin in March 2020, with pre-production already underway at the time, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new season was delayed indefinitely. According to Screen Rant, Survivor is filmed two seasons at a time, therefore, the halt in production caused for the series to have a two-season delay as at 2021.
In an Instagram post on Monday, 22 March 2021, long-term host, Jeff Probst, announced that production had commenced on a Fiji island. He stated, “Hey, Survivor fans. I have some exciting news to share. Survivor is going back into production and [I’ve] got to tell you, I can’t remember a time I’ve been this pumped to shoot Survivor, and I’ll tell you why. The past year has reminded me, and I hope it’s reminded you, that you’ve got to live your life like it’s one big great adventure, and Survivor fulfils that. So, I am thrilled to say, I will see you on the island for Survivor 41. Let’s do it!”