Press Release: SURVIVOR has announced today the 18 new castaways who will compete against each other when the veteran reality series premieres its 45th edition and is extended 90-minute original episodes, on Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. The series, which is currently nominated for three Emmys, including Outstanding Reality Competition Program, is also available to stream on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs). The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.

After 23 years on television and 652 episodes, the groundbreaking broadcast hit and most-watched reality show on Paramount+ returns with the biggest season of the greatest game ever played. Through longer weekly episodes, SURVIVOR will take a deeper dive into the players’ stories as they’re stranded on the stunning islands of Fiji. Viewers will watch as castaways form a society and adapt to their physical and social surroundings while contending with treacherous new elements and navigating an ever-shifting social game. This determined group will be divided into three tribes of six and face a faster, grittier season from the moment they step on the beach. The moral dilemmas and extreme situations will test even the strongest competitor, and the mental and physical challenges require players to constantly evolve their strategies to survive another day.

The dynamic individuals competing on the milestone 45th season are from diverse backgrounds and bring fresh perspectives to this new era of the game, with the same ultimate goal: 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 following are the 18 new castaways competing this fall:

Name: Julie Alley
Age: 49
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
Current Residence: Brentwood, Tenn.
Occupation: Estate attorney

Name: Nicholas “Sifu” Alsup
Age: 30
Hometown: O’Fallon, Ill.
Current Residence: O’Fallon, Ill.
Occupation: Gym owner

Name: Drew Basile
Age: 23
Hometown: Birmingham, Mich.
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pa.
Occupation: Grad student

Name: Sabiyah Broderick
Age: 28
Hometown: Locust Grove, Ga.
Current Residence: Jacksonville, N.C.
Occupation: Truck driver

Name: Austin Li Coon
Age: 26
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Current Residence: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Grad student

Name: Brandon Donlon
Age: 26
Hometown: Sicklerville, N.J.
Current Residence: Sicklerville, N.J.
Occupation: Content producer

Name: Sean Edwards
Age: 35
Hometown: Lawrence, N.J.
Current Residence: Provo-Orem, Utah
Occupation: School principal

Name: Emily Flippen
Age: 28
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Current Residence: Laurel, Md.
Occupation: Investment analyst

Name: Kaleb Gebrewold
Age: 29
Hometown: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Current Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: Software sales

Name: Janani Krishnan-Jha (stage

Name: J. Maya)
Age: 24
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Singer

Name: Brandon “Brando” Meyer
Age: 23
Hometown: Oak Park, Calif.
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
Occupation: Software developer

Name: Kendra McQuarrie
Age: 31
Hometown: Haverhill, Mass.
Current Residence: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Occupation: Bartender

Name: Kellie Nalbandian
Age: 30
Hometown: Weston, Conn.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Critical care nurse

Name: Jake O’Kane
Age: 26
Hometown: Hanson, Mass.
Current Residence: Boston, Mass.
Occupation: Attorney

Name: Bruce Perreault
Age: 47
Hometown: West Warwick, R.I.
Current Residence: Warwick, R.I.
Occupation: Insurance agent

Name: Hannah Rose
Age: 33
Hometown: Woodbridge, Conn.
Current Residence: Baltimore City, Md.
Occupation: Therapist

Name: Katurah Topps
Age: 35
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Civil rights attorney

Name: Dee Valladares
Age: 26
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Entrepreneur