If you’re a hardcore Survivor fan, you’re most likely already fully aware of the entire cast for Survivor: Games Changers. Hell, you might even know the boot list and eventual winner. If so, please share 😉 For the casual viewers of the long-running reality show, however, CBS has officially unveiled all the returnees coming back for another round.
Season 34 will feature two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine going for a three-peat. Other winners in the mix include Tocantins champ J.T. Thomas and Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty winner Tony Vlachos. There’s also a couple of four-timers among the bunch who have never won. Will it finally be Cirie Fields or Ozzy Lusth’s time for glory? I’m betting no.
Jeff Probst teased what twists the players and viewers can expect on the upcoming season.
“Given that it is Game Changers, we’re going to change the game constantly. So when it comes to idols, there will be no consistency,” Jeff Probst told Entertainment Weekly. “Usually there’s a theme. You have to find them in a certain way or work a certain amount of effort to get it. Not this time. One might drop in your lap, one might be at Tribal, one might be at the bottom of the well, one might be at a challenge. It depends how often idols get played for how far down the list we’ll get. Because if idols are held until the end, then we won’t see anything and we’ll use them next year. But if things go well and people start playing their idols — which I think will happen — it could be a really fun and crazy adventure to watch them and what they have to do to get them.”
Check out the tribe breakdowns below. Based on first impressions, I’d say Mana has the upper hand. Malcom Freberg, Caleb Reynolds, Tony Vlachos and Michaela Bradshaw, all on the same team. Those are some serious comp beasts there. This almost isn’t fair.
Survivor: Game Changers premieres March 8 on CBS.
Michaela Bradshaw, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas
(Finished 14th in Season 33: Millennials vs. Gen X)
Aubry Bracco, 30, from Cambridge, Mass.
(Finished second in Season 32: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
Sandra Diaz-Twine, 41, from Fayetteville, N.C.
(Won Season 7: Pearl Islands and Season 20: Heroes vs. Villains)
Ciera Eastin, 27, from Salem, Ore.
(Finished 10th in Season 31: 2nd Chances, and fifth in Season 28: Blood vs. Water)
Malcolm Freberg, 29, from Hermosa Beach, Calif.
(Finished fourth in Season 25: Philippines, and ninth in Season 26: Caramoan)
Hali Ford, 26, from San Francisco, Calif.
(Finished 11th in Season 30: White, Blue, No Collar)
Caleb Reynolds, 28, from Hopkinsville, Ky.
(Medically evacuated from Season 32: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
Troyzan Robertson, 54, from Miami, Fla.
(Finished eighth in Season 24: One World)
Jeff Varner, 50, from High Point, N.C.
(Finished 10th in Season 2: Australia, and 17th in Season 31: 2nd Chances)
Tony Vlachos, 42, from Jersey City, N.J.
(Won Season 28: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty)
Andrea Boehlke. 27, from New York, N.Y.
(Finished fifth in Season 22: Redemption Island, and seventh in Season 26: Caramoan)
Brad Culpepper. 47, from Tampa, Fla.
(Finished 15th in Season 27: Blood vs. Water)
Sierra Dawn-Thomas, 29, from Roy, Utah
(Finished fifth in Season 30: White, Blue, No Collar)
Cirie Fields. 45, from Norwalk, Conn.
(Finished fourth in Season 12: Panama, third in Season 16: Micronesia, and 17th in Season 20: Heroes vs. Villains)
Sarah Lacina. 32, from Marion, Iowa
(Finished 11th in Season 28: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth, 34, from Venice, Calif.
(Finished second in Season 13: Cook Islands, ninth in Season 16: Micronesia, and fourth in Season 23: South Pacific)
Zeke Smith. 28, from Brooklyn, N.Y.
(Finished 9th in Season 33: Millennials vs. Gen X)
James “J.T” Thomas, 31, from Mobile, Ala.
(Won Season 18: Tocantins, and finished 10th in Season 20: Heroes vs. Villains)
Tai Trang, 52, from San Francisco, Calif.
(Finished third in Season 32: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
Debbie Wanner, 51, from Reading, Pa.
(Finished ninth in Season 32: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty)
Personally, I’m rooting for Malcolm, Caleb, Jeff Varner, Tai Trang, Michaela or Cirie to win. I also wouldn’t mind if Sandra won once again. Imagine playing three times and never getting voted out. Now that’s some major outwitting, outplaying and outlasting. Who are you rooting for? Vote below.