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MANILA, Philippines- In a 1-minute-20-second video, "Survivor: Philippines" has been officially unveiled. Three mystery contestants from previous episodes will return to the special 25th season shot entirely in the Caramoan, Camarines Sur.
In the preview video, Survivor host Jeff Probst calls the Philippines "one of our most treacherous locations yet."
"Here, thousands of islands are scattered over the Southeast Asian Sea hide a dark and sinister secret," Probst says, "The waters are teeming with ravenous sharks and the land provides no refuge. Deadly snakes rule the jungles and furious storms break even the strongest spirits."
View the official preview of Survivor: Philippines below
There will be three "tribes" at the start of the season. As per Survivor tradition, they will carry indigenous names. The "Survivor: Philippines" tribes will be: "Matsing" (Monkey), "Tandang" (Rooster) and "Kalabaw" (Water Buffalo).
"First we decided on three tribes. That was the first thing. And that was just an effort to change up the way the numbers were playing. People were locking into these alliances of five. So we thought, okay, let’s try a three-tribe scenario and see what that does. Once we had the three tribes, we talked about are we going to do returnees? I love returnees,” Probst said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.