SURVIVOR WILL RETURN TO UK SCREENS AS BBC COMMISSION REBOOT

EXCLUSIVE

The UK version of reality gameshow Survival will be returning to screens as the BBC have commissioned a full series, TV Zone understands.



The series aired on ITV, airing 24 episodes over two series in 2001 and 2002, with hosts Mark Austin and Mark Nicholas for its first and second series respectively.



TV Zone understands the freshly rebooted thirteen-episode series is set to film in the Dominican Republic and land on BBC One in 2023, over twenty years since it was first on UK screens.


The format follows the 'players' split into teams and taken to a remote location where they're forced to live for a numbers of weeks, competing in a series of physical and mental challenges during their time.



At the end of the series, the 'Ultimate Survivor' could win one million pounds. The BBC declined to comment on the reboot when approached by TV Zone.


The BBC's controller of entertainment, Kate Phillips, fuelled the rumours at the Edinburgh Television Festival this Summer.



When the ask about reports of a reboot, she replied: "We are looking at that at the moment. We are not announcing anything yet."




Earlier reports from Broadcast revealed the BBC were 'on the brink' of commissioning the social experiment series. A source told the publication: "Sometimes formats change when they return but this will stay true to its origins with a modern twist."


Previous to that, a source told The Sun: "It made for great telly back in the early Noughties and they think it would do incredibly well now too. A lot of work has gone into this and all being well, casting will begin in the coming months...



"The BBC could not be more excited about the prospect of bringing Survivor back and given the budget and resources they could invest in it – it could be absolutely amazing."


More details will be revealed in due course.