Like its previous installments, The Challenge: All Stars on Paramount Plus will some serious OG competitors to return and battle it out for a $500,000 prize.
And, like other seasons and specials in the franchise, TJ Lavin has returned as the Season 3 host. But what some viewers are wondering is where The Challenge: All Stars is filmed.
The location may look familiar, in a way, to some longtime viewers. After all, The Challenge was shot there a couple of times before. But it's not somewhere producers have taken the cast many times and it's certainly different from the locales chosen for the few preceding seasons. With the right cast, though, the show can be filmed almost anywhere and still work.
Where is 'The Challenge: All Stars' filmed?
After The Challenge veteran player Mark Long brought up the idea to have an all-stars season with cast members who had been with the franchise for years, the idea went viral on social media. It didn't take long for Bunim/Murray Productions, which is behind The Challenge, Road Rules, Bad Girls Club, and other reality TV shows, to jump onboard.
Then, casting began and filming commenced in South America. That's right, if you were wondering about the glittering bodies of water and tall mountains in the background, that's because The Challenge: All Stars Season 1 was filmed in Argentina.
Season 3 will take place in Panama. The Challenge: The Island filmed there once, but in a different location.
The cast of 'The Challenge: All Stars' Season 3 features familiar faces.
Bringing in veteran players to the show is nothing new. In fact, some seasons of The Challenge purposely pit veterans with rookies, or even against each other, to make things interesting. But when casting began for this All Stars season, the idea was to bring back players fans have loved over the years, even if those players had been out of the game for decades.
When was 'The Challenge: All Stars' filmed?
According to Variety, filming for The Challenge: All Stars began in February 2021. With just nine episodes instead of the typical 16- or 18-episode season, this special season of All Stars is more fast-paced. And, since filming started in February 2021, the season likely took a shorter amount of time to shoot than others in the past.
If this iteration of The Challenge does as well and gains as much traction among fans both new and old as the first two seasons did, then there's even the chance there will be even more all-star specials in the future. Until then, though, viewers can enjoy watching old dogs get back in the game.
Watch The Challenge: All Stars on Paramount Plus.