We are pleased to announce that the spectacular family entertainment series Australian Survivor will return for a second season in 2017 on Network Ten.
The critically-acclaimed debut season saw 24 everyday Australians stranded on the tropical island of Samoa with only the clothes on their back and the determination to be named the Sole Survivor.
This must-see series has delivered compelling drama, determined competition and some incredible blindsides to Australian audiences – and it culminates this week in an unmissable television event. Across three huge final episodes, the battle for the top will be fierce and just one castaway will win the $500,000 prize and title of Australian Survivor.
The final five castaways – magician and mentalist Matt, power couple Lee and El, competition underdog Kristie and ultimate game-player Flick – have battled for almost 55 days and tonight’s epic showdown kicks off with a blistering blindside that leaves one contestant shocked that they are out of the game. The tension explodes on Monday night as friend turns against friend in a battle to make it through to the Grand Finale.
The epic finale on Tuesday 25 October starts with the three final castaways battling it out in an epic six-hour Immunity Challenge. This remarkable display of strength and determination leads into a fierce, fiery and final Tribal Council, where the final two contestants face the jury for the last time. Here they must plead their case and each member of the all-powerful Australian Survivor jury will cast a vote on who they want to win.
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are pleased that audiences have embraced Australian Survivor and that the local format has impressed new viewers as well as winning over critics and super fans. Our contestants played the game with a genuinely Aussie twist and Jonathan LaPaglia has been a wonderful host and really made his mark navigating the intense Tribal Councils.
“Survivor is a truly iconic and smart entertainment series. We are very pleased to be working with our partners at Endemol Shine Australia and Castaway Television to bring it back to television screens in 2017.”
Endemol Shine Australia's Managing Director – Unscripted Content, Peter Newman said: "We are immensely proud of the first season of Australian Survivor. It is a genuine joy to produce
this phenomenal format and we look forward to working with our partners at Ten in creating a thrilling second season".
"We were blown away by the capabilities of our first cast, and now that everyone has seen Australians play this incredible game we can't wait to see who wants to put their hand up to take part in season two".
Casting for the highly anticipated second season of Australian Survivor opens today. To compete in the toughest program on Australian television, successful applicants need to be physically and mentally strong enough to survive in the most basic of conditions. They must be willing to engage with others and be confident and happy to live in close quarters with strangers.
Network Ten’s debut season of Australian Survivor received a staggering 15,000 applications from everyday Australians eager to take part in this iconic television series.
Australian Survivor application details can be found at www.survivorcasting.com.au.
Australian Survivor is produced for Network Ten by Endemol Shine Australia, in association with format creator Castaway Television Productions Ltd.