Rather than Kiefer Sutherland himself sharing the news himself, or ABC putting out some cryptic teasers, the potential Designated Survivor reveal comes from the most recent report from the reliable publication Production Weekly. It's listed that Designated Survivor Season 3 is set to kick off production in Toronto, which is also where the previous seasons were filmed. As well, no cast members are listed for Season 3, although Keith Eisner is listed once again as showrunner, a role he filled in Season 2, even though Neal Baer was reportedly going to take over showrunning duties in Season 3. And finally, it's stated that the show is going under the working title of The White House Project, presumably to discourage onlookers from taking pics and leaking spoilers. Of course, onlookers probably wouldn't be paying attention to a show if they aren't even aware it's back on the air. … [Read more...] about Wait, Is Designated Survivor Season 3 Actually Happening Now?
6 minutes ago ABC has not renewed the political drama Designated Survivor yet, leaving some to wonder if the series and its commander-in-chief will live to see Season 3. The first season premiered to big ratings in 2016 and was quickly renewed by the alphabet network for a second season. A renewal for Season 3 has been less forthcoming, but there may be some news on the horizon, and series star Kiefer Sutherland is speaking out about whether or not he believes the drama will be renewed for a third season. Kiefer Sutherland shared his positive renewal thoughts with Digital Spy, and the date he mentions is likely a reference to ABC's upfront presentation, where the network tends to officially announce its giant slate of new and returning programs for the following broadcast season. While networks can always announce the renewal of a show early, bubble shows often have to wait until May to learn their fate. By May 15, Designated Survivor will have been a few weeks out from its … [Read more...] about Will Designated Survivor Season 3 Happen? Here’s What Kiefer Sutherland Says
How does one best describe Ghost Island to a Survivor fan hearing about the theme of season 36 for the first time? Executive producer Matt Van Wagenen has a solid description, albeit a vague one. "Survivor is a game that, in its history — and we're talking about 35 seasons in the books — that there are a lot of bad decisions that have been made over the course of the show," Van Wagenen tells The Hollywood Reporter, speaking on location from Fiji. "Some of these decisions can come back. They've haunted players throughout the history of the show, and there's somewhat of a presence that these bad decisions have this season. There are things [on Ghost Island] that serve as reminders. I think for a Survivor geek, it is almost a spooky playground." When you arrive at the spooky playground, two towering totems stand guard at the mouth of Ghost Island — reminiscent of the statues found on Easter Island, and remnants of the Survivor Gods, depending on how seriously you believe … [Read more...] about ‘Survivor’ Season 36: A Closer Look at Ghost Island and the Demonic Tribal Council
Welcome to the Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers preseason! THR's Josh Wigler reports from his exclusive visit to the show's shooting location in Fiji, where he interviewed host Jeff Probst, as well as the 18 new castaways battling it out for the million-dollar prize. Click here to make sure you're all caught up on our stories from the island, including our weekly podcast series "First One Out," an in-depth look at all of the new players, culminating in an interview with the first person voted out of the season. The first Healer on the field: Cole Medders, a wilderness therapy guide from Little Rock, Arkansas. At least, he once hailed from Little Rock. The 24-year-old was born and raised in Arkansas, but now he fully exists out in the wild, a mountain man in every respect — and it's all thanks to a childhood trip to the place he lives now. "When I was a freshman in high school, my dad took me to the Tetons in Wyoming," says Cole. "That was the first time I had ever been in … [Read more...] about ‘Survivor’ Season 35 Player Profile: Meet Cole Medders
Welcome to the Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers preseason! The Hollywood Reporter's Josh Wigler reports from his exclusive visit to the show's shooting location in Fiji, where he interviewed host Jeff Probst, as well as the 18 new castaways battling it out for the $1 million prize. Click here to make sure you're all caught up on our stories from the island, including our weekly podcast series First One Out, an in-depth look at all of the new players, culminating in an interview with the first person voted out of the season. First, we met the Heroes. Now let's meet one of their rival tribes: the Healers, formally known as Soko. Wearing yellow, the Healers tribe includes a lineup of individuals with the shared goal of healing others in their professional lives. Out here on Survivor, however, they're fixing to do some damage. According to executive producer and host Jeff Probst, Season 35's theme only came into focus after he and his colleagues stumbled upon the idea of the … [Read more...] about ‘Survivor’ Season 35: Jeff Probst Previews the Healers Tribe