The 41st season, Probst said in an Instagram video, "was tough for the players. Because think about it: We had an entire year when we weren’t shooting, so we all we had was time to think—and that’s a dangerous thing. And it led to us creating a new game that is much more dangerous. You could refer to it as Survivor 2.0, you could call it 'dawn of a new era,' which it is. You could refer to Survivor 41 by saying drop the four, keep the one, because this is a brand-new game. All of these are true. But here’s the best way to think of this new version of Survivor. Survivor 41 is like the monster in a horror movie, and if you’re a player, it’s coming for you. So either you devour the monster or the monster will devour you."