Australian Survivor’s next season could film in Queensland as Channel 10 works on ways to bring the show back amid the coronavirus pandemic
Channel 10 is attempting to bring back the wildly popular Australian Survivor after production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Beverley McGarvey, who is the chief content officer and executive vice president of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, told Media Week that the network is still figuring out where to film the next season.
‘We just haven’t made the final decision yet. We may shoot in Australia. We are shooting I’m A Celebrity and The Amazing Race in Australia, but there is no final decision yet on Survivor,’ she said.
Coming soon: Channel 10 is attempting to bring back the wildly popular Australian Survivor after production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: The recent cast
TV Tonight reports that North Queensland has been considered as a possible location for the new season.
Production is also considering Fiji as an option, which is where the last three seasons of the show were filmed.
Australian Survivor’s all stars season, which aired earlier this year, was a huge ratings hit for Channel 10.
Looking for a location: Beverley McGarvey, who is the chief content officer and executive vice president of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, told Media Week that the network is still figuring out where to film the next season
The finale drew in 878,000 metro viewers despite facing stiff competition from the Married At First Sight seasons even finale on Channel Nine.
Meanwhile, the Amazing Race Australia resumed filming in Queensland this week, months after production was temporarily shut down.
Filming commenced after production staff and contestants completed a two-week hotel quarantine.
Jungle bound: TV Tonight reports that North Queensland has been considered as a possible location for the new season
The Channel 10 series was localised due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Production of The Amazing Race was suspended earlier this year due to coronavirus fears.
In August, the show’s host, ex-NRL star Beau Ryan, confirmed the new teams had been cast and filming was going to commence.
Back to work: The Amazing Race Australia recently resumed filming in Queensland after Channel Ten shut down production over coronavirus fears. Pictured host Beau Ryan
‘Luckily, we’re still doing the show. We’re going soon, but I can’t say when,’ Beau told Daily Mail Australia at the Stan Originals premiere for I Am Woman.
Meanwhile, Channel 10 announced they’d changed the show’s format to domestic travel in March.
A Channel 10 spokesman told Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘The welfare of cast and crew is of the upmost importance and all necessary measures will be taken to ensure their protection.’
They remained confident Australia’s ‘tropical rainforests, [the] arid red desert of the outback and cool mountainous hinterlands’ would prove an entertaining challenge.
New series: The Channel 10 series was localised this year after international travel was off the cards because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured Sidney Pierucci and Ashley Ruscoe