Australian Survivor to Return in 2017


SYDNEY: Network Ten is bringing back the family entertainment series Australian Survivor for a second season in 2017.

Casting for the second season of Australian Survivor is currently under way. Network Ten’s inaugural season of Australian Survivor received 15,000 applications from everyday Australians eager to take part in this iconic series.

Australian Survivor is produced for Network Ten by Endemol Shine Australia, in association with format creator Castaway Television Productions.

Network Ten’s 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 of 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.”