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Survivor Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Banijay is marking 25 years since the original adventure reality format Survivor made its debut.

Created by Charlie Parsons, Survivor has been commissioned in 50 territories. The anniversary follows the recent announcement that Survivor will return to the U.K. in 2023 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Other recent comebacks for the format include Brazil, Norway, Bulgaria and Romania, with first-time adaptations in Mexico and Serbia, as well as an upcoming launch in French Canada.

Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, said: “Survivor has all the elements of a hit format, combining jeopardy, reality, strategy and adventure. Whilst each version is unique to its territory, every Survivor season celebrates the core values of this much-loved show. It has been honed through hundreds of seasons of expertise and is head and shoulders above the countless copycats which never quite stand up to the test. We are proud to produce the original—and in our view the best—adventure reality format on television. Most of all, we give thanks to those hard-working production teams around the world, with whom we celebrate this distinguished anniversary.”

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