By: Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/5/22 – After a halt in production for almost a year and a half due to COVID- 19, CBS’s “The Amazing Race” is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 5 at 8/7c. Viewers can expect to see eleven teams battle it out in the Swiss cities of Zurich and Lugano, along with the French island of Corsica and Thessaloniki, Greece, for a grand prize of $1 million. The cast for season 33 includes; YouTube influencers, police officers, radio show hosts, and twin siblings.
In a statement at CBS virtual press tour, co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster said, “We made the tough decision to stop production in February 2020 and are excited that, despite the challenges of filming and traveling internationally in a pandemic, we were able to welcome this amazing cast back to finish what they started and complete their journeys of a lifetime safely this fall.”
Which team will beat the odds and walk away with the $1million cash prize?
Meet the cast:
Raquel Moore & Cayla Platt
Raquel Moore and Cayla Platt are flight attendants from Chicago, Illinois and Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Michael Norwood & Armonde “Moe” Badger
Michael Norwood & Armonde “Moe” Badger are both police officers from Buffalo, New York.
Marianela & Marissa Gonzales
Marianela and Marissa Gonzales are twins and radio show host in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Kim & Penn Holderness
Kim and Penn Holderness are a fun-loving couple from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Connie & Sam Greiner
Connie and Sam are a married couple from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Caro Viehweg & Ray Gantt
Caro Viehweg (Love Island USA star) and Ray Gantt is a young couple from New Jersey.
Arun & Natalie Kumar
Arun and Natalie Kumar are a father-daughter duo from Detroit, Michigan.
Anthony Sadler & Spencer Stone
Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone are childhood friends from Sacramento, California.
Akbar & Sheridan Cook
Akbar and Sheridan Cook are married educators from Martinsville, New Jersey.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yy4fbm1M00