The 37th season of “Survivor” doesn’t debut until this fall on CBS, but viewers of Wednesday’s “Ghost Island” finale were given a sneak peek of the new twist during the reunion show. Host Jeff Probst revealed that Season 37 is titled “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” and will focus on a tribe of disadvantaged people facing off against a tribe of folks with inherent advantages. Watch the preview trailer above.
Here is how Probst describes “Survivor: David vs. Goliath”:
“Survivor,” a game of social politics that often centers around the story of the underdog versus the favorite. And this time we’re hitting it head on. The Davids — 10 strangers who share one thing in common: overcoming adversity. It’s the only thing they’ve known. They’ll take on the Goliaths — 10 strangers who also share one thing in common: capitalizing on their advantage and using it to squash their opponents. But when you’re abandoned on a deserted island with no idea what to expect, it doesn’t matter if you were born with it or had to fight for it. Because every Goliath has an Achilles heel. And every David, a secret weapon. It’s “Survivor: David vs. Goliath,” coming this fall.
Several new castaways are introduced in the video package, including Nick, Gabby and Christian from the David tribe and Angelina, John and Natalie from the Goliath tribe. Luckily, it doesn’t appear as though there’s anybody named David who’s a member of the Goliaths, because that would just be way too confusing.
The ultimate champion of “Survivor: David vs. Goliath” will join Wendell Holland, the latest addition to the “Survivor” winners list. Wendell beat out Domenick Abbate in the “Ghost Island” season finale in what turned out to be the closest vote in 36 seasons. After Wendell and Domenick tied at five votes apiece, Probst revealed that the third finalist Laurel Johnson would become the 11th jury member. Laurel then broke the tie by voting for Wendell.