Everything to know about ‘Survivor 42’ — Meet the 18 all-new cast members

“Survivor” fans, mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 9, 2022 as that’s when the “Survivor 42” air date will take place on CBS. Remember, this installment was originally supposed to air back in Spring 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic understandably pushed back production for over a year, so Seasons 41 and 42 were both delayed and filmed back-to-back. Here’s everything to know so far about the upcoming season of “Survivor 42,” including what we know about the cast. Bookmark this gallery as we’ll be updating when new information is revealed.

The 18 all-new contestants come from diverse backgrounds and walks of life, just like those featured in Season 41. CBS’s 50% diversity mandate was put into effect in 2020 and ensures that half of its reality TV casts must be Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). The official 42nd cast announcement was announced on February 9. Once again, they will start out the game in three different tribes. The tribe names are Ika, Taku and Vati.