Survivor Returning to the U.K.


Remarkable Entertainment is producing a new version of the Survivor format for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, coming 20 years after the show last aired in the U.K.

The brand-new 16×1-hour series will see 20 people, carefully selected from across the U.K., marooned in a tropical location. They will go through tests of brains, brawn and betrayal as players compete to outwit, out play and outlast their rivals to be crowned the Ultimate Survivor.

Survivor, a Banijay format created by Charlie Parsons, is celebrating 25 years this year.

It originally ran in the U.K. on ITV for two seasons, in 2001 and 2002.

Kate Phillips, director of unscripted at the BBC, said: “Survivor is a global television hit, and to be able to bring one of TV’s most successful formats to audiences in the U.K. in a uniquely BBC way is a very exciting prospect indeed.”

Natalka Znak, CEO of Remarkable Entertainment, said: “Survivor is ‘the greatest game show on Earth’ for a reason—it has everything: reality, adventure, drama and the ultimate game. I can’t wait to be boots on the ground, working with Paul Osborne, Stephen Lovelock and the fantastic team at Remarkable to make this epic series for the BBC.”