MANILA, Philippines – The longest-running reality competition in the US just wrapped up shooting in Caramoan Island, Camarines Sur, in the Bicol Region, a report by Entertainment Weekly confirms.
According to Entertainment Weekly’s online TV blog, the 25th season of the hit show will be called ‘Survivor: Philippines’. Host Jeff Probst confirmed the location and season title to Entertainment Weekly and said that they had just finished shooting on the island last March.
In the interview, Probst said that the latest season will have more twists.
“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,” he said.
Popular reality TV blog Rickey.org reports that even the 26th season of “Survivor” will be shot in Caramoan.
Caramoan has been a favorite site for various non-US “Survivor” franchises. The countries that have shot “Survivor” seasons in Caramoan include: Serbia, Israel, Bulgaria, Sweden, and France.