It’s official — Russell Hantz and Rob Mariano are returning to the franchise for “Survivor: Redemption Island.” It will be Russell’s third time out and Rob’s fourth. But in a CBS promo reel, Russell says this is just part of who he is.
“I”m good at this game. This is what God made me for,” says Hantz. “LeBron James, two-time MVP. Russell Hantz, two-time MVP. You know the difference between us? Nothing.”
Russell claims that all that matters to him is that America likes the way he plays. But we aren’t so sure that’s all that matters to him.
“The image I have as the villain, that’s fine with me. Because that’s how I play the game. The thing is, America, they vote for me every time,” says Hantz. “They like the way I play, so that’s al that matters to me.”
Hantz also assures viewers that he’s more geared up for this one than he’s ever been. And we believe that, because remember — he had to play “Heroes vs. Villains” without having watched his first season.
“I’m more ready for this one than I ever have been,” says Hantz. “It’s going to be history. ‘Survivor’ history.”
“Survivor: Redemption Island” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.