'Survivor's' Mark Burnett: Redemption Island 'adds a layer to the social game'


"Survivor: Redemption Island" executive producer Mark Burnett spoke with the press recently about the upcoming season and the evolution of the show in general. He also touches on Russell's supposed spoiler leaking - but he doesn't know much.On why they brought in the "Redemption Island" twist:"There's a core value system to 'Survivor' ... you can probably cheat and lie and steal your way a long way along, but you really can't win and 'Survivor' shows you that. The only way you win 'Survivor' is the very people that you had a hand in getting rid of give you the gift of a million dollars ... really 'Survivor' is a morality play. I've always believed that Tribal Council is metaphorically about death and rebirth, [now with Redemption Island, they get a second chance.]" "With Redemption Island, it continues to completely be a social game because now, once the first episode starts, and people are told Redemption...



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