**January 13, 2011 UPDATE** For the official cast of the 18 competing on Survivor: Redemption Island click here
The 21st season of Survivor set in Nicaragua has already aired six episodes, but speculation about the next season, also set in Nicaragua, is already happening. The two seasons were shot back to back in the summer of 2010. Survivor: Nicaragua is airing in the current fall 2010 lineup and the 22nd Survivor will air in 2011.
First off the name of season 22 has been speculated as “Redemption Island.” This isn’t confirmed but leaked call sheets (crew schedules) posted on Reality Blurred show a crew shooting something extra on “Redemption Island.” This is in addition to a crew already shooting a challenge. So the speculation is that as the last five survivors vote off people they go to “Redemption Island” to get another chance at being in the game. This could be doing challenges against each other and the winner getting to be in the final two or three for another chance at the $1 million.
The leaked call sheets also gave the name of the merged tribe as Murlonia.
As for the cast, several well-known names have been thrown around. The first two are Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz who were last seen in season 20 Heroes vs. Villains. The duo’s jealousy and adamant hatred of each other got Rob voted out early and Russell no votes in the finals. Over at Survivor Sucks blog Missyae wrote that both Boston Rob and Russell would compete in season 22. The two would lead opposing tribes though.
Survivor Sucks’ Missyae also wrote that former Miss California Carrie Prejean and Ultimate Fighter Kimbo Slice would be competing. Carrie is best known as anti-gay marriage, having breast implants, nude pictures and a leaked sex tape according to Hot Mom Gossip.
Reality Blurred doesn’t think that Kimbo will be competing though. They cite his Twitter account – which was constantly updated with tweets and pictures during the supposed production time – as proof that he wasn’t in Nicaragua and therefore won’t be a cast member.
Missyae also wrote that most of the other cast members would be unknowns.
More Survivor: Nicaragua Season 21
For more info on the cast click here
For a recap of Episode 6 click here
For a recap of Episode 5 click here
For a recap of Episode 4 click here
For a recap of Episode 3 click here
For a recap of Episode 2 click here
For a recap of Episode 1 click here