Survivor Blood vs. Water: returnees vs family members

The 27th season of Survivor was teased at the end of the ridiculous Survivor Caramoan reunion, and all we got was its name: Survivor: Blood vs. Water. That is apparently its actual name, since it appeared as part of the show’s logo.

That confirms the twist first reported here: the season will feature returning cast members playing with and against their loved ones.

The cast is already in L.A. and were sequestered as of Saturday, and will be heading to the Philippines soon. Crew members headed there late last week.

Here’s the teaser that aired during the reunion:

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