‘Survivor’: Why Isn’t John Cochran On Season 40

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Cochran of Survivor

Survivor: Winners at War is on the verge of its huge premiere. It’s a trademark second for followers of the present, representing 40 seasons of technique and bodily prowess with host Jeff Probst and the assorted castaways. Even extra thrilling, it’s an all-star season, which means followers will see a few of their favorites return to battle it out. However, one explicit fan favourite winner is lacking from the combo — John Cochran. As followers could know, Jeff Probst loves John Cochran, and was extremely impressed along with his win. So why isn’t the Survivor star making his means again to the display screen?

‘Survivor: Winners at War’ isn’t Probst’s favourite concept 

John Cochran of Survivor
John Cochran of Survivor | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

While many followers have expressed pleasure on the prospect of an all-star season of Survivor, Jeff Probst was not beforehand eager on the thought. In truth, he by no means needed an all-stars season to start with. 

Jeff Probst defined to Us Weekly that he simply didn’t suppose it could work. He mentioned, “We can’t do all winners. As a producer, I would never suggest it. I would say it’s not a good idea. We have 10 great winners that you’d want to see play again,” he says. “We don’t have 20. We don’t have 18. Some of the winners don’t want to play again. Some of the greats are like, ‘No, we’re done.’” 

Probst added, “CBS wants to do it. They’re pitching me all the time. And I’m going, ‘I’ll sit down with you and show you the list!’ We don’t have it. And if I sat down and we wasted our time and I walked you through all our winners, you would say, ‘Oh, you’re right. You don’t have a season.’ We have a tribe of winners, that’s it.”

While it’s unclear whether or not Probst modified his thoughts, or if CBS simply determined it could occur no matter his emotions, Survivor: Winners at War is on. However, followers have observed that John Cochran hasn’t appeared on the solid record, which has come as one thing of a shock 

Why John Cochran isn’t coming again

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Jeff Probst and John Cochran of Survivor | Monty Brinton/CBS through Getty Images

John Cochran was a fan favourite throughout his profitable season, Survivor: Caramoan. It was his second look on the present, he’d are available in eighth place for Survivor: South Pacific. Even Jeff Probst beloved the castaway, and it appears the 2 developed a friendship past the present. 

So it got here as a shock to followers after they found John Cochran wouldn’t be collaborating in Survivor: Winners at War.

Jeff Probst informed Entertainment Weekly, “I can tell you that of all the people we wanted. I would say Cochran is the only one that would have been on the list [where] if he had said yes would probably have a spot on the show.”

However, it appears as if John Cochran has no real interest in returning to Survivor. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cochran defined, “I feel bad saying this but I don’t think that I would [return]. I don’t think I’d do as well. I’m aware of my limitations. I’m aware that I lucked out a lot this time, that a lot of stars aligned, the timing was perfect, everything was great. And I had such a great time in addition to all that. I really enjoyed it.”

Cochran added, “First of all, I’m not going to do as properly, that’s inevitable. I in all probability received’t have pretty much as good of a time, and my final Survivor reminiscence’s going to be dropping and never having fun with myself as a lot. I form of wish to finish on this notice, the place every little thing goes to be good for me and I’m comfortable. Doesn’t it appear higher to give up whilst you’re forward slightly than coming again and bungling it?”

Jeff Probst reveals a brand new ‘Survivor’ twist

Jeff Probst and John Cochran of SurvivorJeff Probst and John Cochran of Survivor
Jeff Probst and John Cochran of Survivor | Greg Gayne/CBS through Getty Images

Meanwhile, there’s a brand new twist for followers and castaways to get accustomed to on Survivor: Winners at War. Probst defined that fireside tokens will probably be added to the sport — a type of foreign money for castaways to make use of as a barter system. 

Probst informed Entertainment Weekly, “And the way it works is, everyone starts with one. And when you are voted out you have to will it or bequeath it to somebody still in the game as you head to the Edge of Extinction.” 

Those on the Edge of Extinction will discover benefits that they’ll barter for fireplace tokens from castaways nonetheless on the island. They can then use these fireplace tokens as a strategy to earn themselves benefits that would assist them return to the sport. 

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