cbs curvivor seriesThe spring edition of CBS’s “Survivor” series was filmed in the rugged, remote areas of Cagayan Province, Philippines, it was learned.

CBS said the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on Survivor, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 28th season with a special two-hour premiere Feb. 26 at 8-10 p.m. (ET) on CBS Television Network.

The spring edition is themed “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty.”

A CBS press release states that the groupings of the tribes, each comprised of six castaways, reflect the distinguishing qualities that people bring to the game and test whether there is any truth to the pre-conceived notion that that certain characteristics would help you win the game of Survivor. All castaways will compete to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

The season’s cast includes a high-stakes poker player, an attorney, an ex-NFL cheerleader, a nuclear engineer, the president of the Miami Marlins and a former NBA All-Star who played with the Detroit Pistons.

CBS stated in its press release: “Will the Brains use their expertise solving puzzles to outsmart the others? Will Brawn dominate all the challenges given their physical attributes? Or will Beauty use their looks to master the social game?”