The upcoming season of Survivor is already shaping up to be a dramatic one!
According to EW‘s Dalton Ross, the contestants on Season 33 Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X had to be “temporarily pulled from the game due to a cyclone in Fiji, where production was filming.”
Tropical Cyclone Zena hit the beaches on the second day of the game, April 6.
“For 32 seasons of Survivor, we’ve been very lucky to have escaped some severe storms,” host Jeff Probst told the mag. “This time, the storm caught us. It was only day two and in a matter of hours, a nice afternoon turned into a severe rainstorm that kept growing in intensity by the hour. We were monitoring the weather minute by minute back at base camp. When the national Fijian weather service upgraded it to a cyclone, we had to evacuate both tribes from their beaches and get them to safety. We have never had to evacuate tribes in 32 seasons of Survivor.”
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 21 on CBS.