Sandy will return to host season 22. Production regulars Ricky, Tucker and Kirin have signed on once again. Kirin will return to host the sixth season of iS Live! and four new members of Production, Samantha (Japan), Gray and Samm (Venezuela) and Hash (Congo) have been brought on as a Production Assistant, Art Director, iSurv1vor Live! co-host and Challenge Director respectively. Drew, Jared and José did not renew their duties. Applications were once again not accepted, instead auditions took place which has been a staple in casting since Japan. Notable alumni that attended these interviews included Nax (India), Eric (Japan) and Nicole (India & Japan)
iS Points reintroduced in Congo and MVP from Mexico onwards were not used this season.
Unlike previous seasons Haiti will feature a much darker tone in terms of design, layout and theme. All members of Production have been provided makeovers on their avatars to reflect an undead/skeletal look where previously they would adopt a tribal color. The original twist for the season involved the return of players voted out prior to the merge competing against new players in the vein of Bali, however, the decision to revert the game back to eighteen new players was announced May 9th, 2014 however the twist was revisited in Botswana.
Jenn, one of the original members of the cast assigned to the Liberté tribe withdrew prior to the game commencing. She was replaced by Jessica.
As in keeping with the recent change from text to video confessionals, Haiti will incorporate the same formats used in Venezuela with episodes being 'filmed' and released post-game - whilst the premiere episode was announced and posted, subsequent episodes were not.