It was only by chance that I caught the first episode of the new
As far as I can tell the main differences are:
1. They don't have modern shoes
2. They will be introducing a second "tribe"
3. There are three already made settlements
4. They seem to have more "weaponry" - but so not one appears to have
had experience in hunting and no one seems to be an archer.
5. They appear to have ready made baskets.
To summarise episode 1 - after spending time setting up camp and digging
latrines in the camp surrounded by dry grassland - devoid of food except
for some fruit on a tree (with no shots of them being actively gathered
in quantity), the tribe found the dwelling by the reservoir and
apparently due to the heat (but perhaps not mosquitoes) moved everything
to the new location. Within the first episode they were shown putting
baskets in the water.
Based on the last series my guess is that very quickly a few people will
be told "start pulling your weight or join the other lot ... or move to
the other camp" ... OR ... perhaps more likely, a group of more
effective and fitter people perhaps keener to hunt for food rather than
sit in the shade eating other people's food, will leave and form a new
Either way, this should overcome one of the most serious drawbacks of
the last series which could be described as "survival of the
laziest/fattest" - those who conserved their energies as everyone else
went out to (try) to get food. Now those keen to get food have an
effective way to divorce themselves from the hangers on.
The competing tribe will also encourage the groups to focus on
harvesting everything they can - rather than as they did last time -
leave the fruit "for later".