Entertainment TV 'The Challenge: Total Madness' Reveals Cast for Season 35 — And a Shocking, Game-Changing Twist Aneesa Ferreira, Cory Wharton and, of course, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio will be back when the MTV reality competition premieres on April 1 By Dana Rose Falcone Published on March 4, 2020 12:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email War of the Worlds 2 may have ended, but Total Madness is about to begin. And, apparently, “it looks like a literal war zone.” When MTV’s The Challenge returns on April 1 for its 35th season, 28 contestants will compete for the chance to win $1 million. The Challenge: Total Madness will revert to a solo game format and feature 90-minute episodes. In the teaser released earlier, MTV promised “the most dangerous challenge ever” and host TJ Lavin referred to “the biggest twist we have ever had on The Challenge.” In the newer trailer, it’s revealed: “This season, you’re here to prove that you’re the best,” Lavin says. “I’m done with people skating by. The only way to make it into a final is to win an elimination.” “The game has changed,” says Tori Deal. “This is the kind of twist that is felt through the entire house.” MTV is bringing back vets like Wes Bergmann, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (who says in the trailer he’s “out for revenge”) andAneesa Ferreira, as well as Brits who have joined the franchise like Kyle Christie, Big T, Melissa Reeves and Jennifer West. Also moving into “a bunker with no windows and no doors” are War of the Worlds 2 winners Dee Nguyen, Rogan O’Connor, CT Tamburello and Jordan Wiseley. And what’s a season of The Challenge without some rookies? The upcoming turn will feature seven newcomers from reality shows like American Ninja Warrior, Big Brother, Survivor and The Amazing Race. “This place can turn you mad if you let it,” teases Stephen Bear. Riccardo Giardina/MTV Scroll down for the full list of who will be facing off on The Challenge: Total Madness. Veterans Stephen Bear Riccardo Giardina/MTV Wes Bergmann Wes Bergmann. Riccardo Giardina/MTV Mattie Breaux Mattie Breaux in The Challenge: War of the Worlds. Riccardo Giardina/MTV Kailah Casillas Riccardo Giardina/MTV Kyle Christie Riccardo Giardina/MTV Jenna Compono Riccardo Giardina/MTV Tori Deal Riccardo Giardina/MTV Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio. Riccardo Giardina/MTV Tula “Big T” Fazakerley Riccardo Giardina/MTV Aneesa Ferreira Riccardo Giardina/MTV Nany Gonzalez Riccardo Giardina/MTV Josh Martinez Riccardo Giardina/MTV Ashley Mitchell Riccardo Giardina/MTV Dee Nguyen Dee Nguyen. Riccardo Giardina/MTV Rogan O’Connor Riccardo Giardina/MTV Melissa Reeves Riccardo Giardina/MTV CT Tamburello Riccardo Giardina/MTV Nelson Thomas Riccardo Giardina/MTV Jennifer West Riccardo Giardina/MTV Cory Wharton Cory Wharton. Riccardo Giardina/MTV Jordan Wiseley Riccardo Giardina/MTV RELATED VIDEO: The Challenge‘s Rogan Says That Dee’s Biggest Weakness is Him But She’s Blocked Him Rookies Asaf Goren Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous shows: Big Brother Israel, So You Think You Can Dance, Are You the One? Bayleigh Dayton Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous show: Big Brother Christopher Jordan “Swaggy C” Williams Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous show: Big Brother Kaycee Clark Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous show: Big Brother Faysal Shawn “Fessy” Shafaat Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous shows: American Ninja Warrior, Big Brother Jay Starrett Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous show: Survivor Jennifer Lee Riccardo Giardina/MTV Previous show: Amazing Race The Challenge: Total Madness premieres April 1 at 8 p.m ET on MTV.