Host Denis Brogniart on the set of "Koh Lanta - Heroes' Island". - Philippe LEROUX / ALP / TF1
- "Koh-Lanta, The Isle of Heroes" is launched this Friday at 9:05 pm on TF1.
- In addition to the fourteen new candidates, five emblematic adventurers (Jessica, Sara, Claude, Moussa and Teheiura) will be there and will try to integrate one of the two teams.
- This first episode, presented to the press in July 2019, will be rich in highlights (euphemism).
If there is indeed an episode of Koh-Lanta not to be missed, this is the one that will launch the new season, this Friday at 9:05 p.m. on TF1. Word of faithful of the show, we had never seen so many strong sequences and twists in a single show.
The media discovered in July 2019 - forever! - the first episode in preview, almost in its entirety. The projection ended before the council… So it has been seven months since journalists have been tormented while waiting to discover the outcome of this completely crazy introduction to the matter, which immediately becomes one of the most significant in all history from the adventure game. "It makes me happy, you all tell me that!" ", Denis Brogniart rejoiced in front of the press during this presentation organized at the headquarters of the first channel.
The art of making a good casting
The host, however, warned that "there will be episodes where it will be less removed", but he admitted having quickly felt that this season would not be bitten by beetles. "It's always complicated, a casting," says Denis Brogniart. In 18 years of Koh-Lanta , we were never 100% satisfied, we never said that there would not be a guy or a girl that we would kidnap. When you say that to yourself for 80% or 90% of your casting, you know you've succeeded. "
Discover the portrait of Sam, 20, a cabinetmaker by training! 🙋♂️
"The poles for me are a dream!" 👇
📺D-2 before the start of #KohLanta The Isle of Heroes, February 21 at 9:05 p.m. on @ TF1! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Hc56cGqxQH
The 14 new participants are between 20 and 56 years old and are, for example, a student, communication manager, professional boxer, physiotherapist, car breaker or cabinet maker. “What we want are very different characters, capable of revealing themselves quickly. You had a nice glimpse of the temperament of some ”, explained the presenter with a good mastery of the understatement.
We almost forget that, while these neo-Robinson, divided into two tribes - the reds and the yellows - discover the joys of getting by on their respective camps in the Fiji archipelago, five former candidates and emblematic candidates of Koh- Lanta are also adventure. This is why this special season is called "The Isle of Heroes".
Four of them, after two specific tests, will integrate one of the two teams and will be able to claim the final victory. "Since the start of Koh-Lanta , there have been 350 participants," sums up Alexia Laroche-Joubert, the director of Adventure Line Productions (ALP). We called twenty and we selected five, according to several criteria such as the prize list, competitiveness or the spirit of revenge. "
Shuffle the cards
This is how Claude, who holds the record for victories - 11 in two participations - and was a finalist in the 2010 and 2012 editions, was selected. Teheihura - 11 victories in three seasons -, Moussa, who has never been eliminated by his opponents during his two participations in 2003 and 2012, Jessica - three victories including two immunity totems in 2014 - and Sara, who participated two seasons and remains the only woman to have successfully fired, complete the cast of "heroes".
Iconic candidate, @TeheiuraTEAHUI is one of the 5 heroes back in this new season! 💪
"When I can do it, I do it and with a big heart." 👇
📺D-1 before the start of #KohLanta The Isle of Heroes, TOMORROW at 9:05 pm on @ TF1! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/39Fy1IfhNL
To make sure they didn't strategize before they left, production had to be tricky. “There were noises. It's complicated with former adventurers who are all on Facebook groups [where they chat with each other]. There are 27 or 30 people who said to themselves "We're leaving", says Denis Brogniart. We scrambled the cards so that the five who really left did not know [who they were going to find on the spot]. They traveled alone. One passed through Seoul, the other through Tokyo, the third through Melbourne, the fourth through Los Angeles, etc. All were accompanied by a chaperone, they did not speak to the airport or anything. "
It was only once on the “island of heroes” that they discovered their partners. The 14 new adventurers were unaware of the presence of the "heroes" before embarking on the game. Their astonished reactions will be on the program for the second episode, next Friday. The public will not be finished with being surprised either.
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