MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- A South Florida student is one of the new castaways competing on the 42nd edition of Survivor.
Zach Wurternberg, 22, from Weston, is one of the 18 new castaways who will compete against each other on Survivor, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, March 9.
The CBS Original groundbreaking reality television show continues to evolve when these 18 new players face one of the most intense versions of Survivor ever.
This season brings the return of risky beware advantages, game-changing twists, and a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits. Values will be tested, and the players' motivations highlighted when the fierce competition unfolds on the beautiful islands of Fiji.
These determined players will be divided into three tribes of six and face a faster, more extreme season from the moment they step foot on the beach. The unpredictable situations will test even the strongest competitor, as food is scarce, rewards and supplies are minimal, and the mental and physical challenges force players to make impossible decisions and adjust their strategies, while still navigating the complex social game.
The individuals competing on season 42 are from diverse backgrounds and bring a fresh perspective to this new era of the game; but the ultimate goal remains the same: to outwit, outplay and outlast, and in the end, only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize.
The two-hour season premiere is March 9, at 8:00 p.m. on CBS4. The series is also available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.
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