It’s been nearly a year since the final episodes of Season 32 aired, but fans of “the Amazing Race” will finally get to see the return of the race around the world for $1 million on their TV screens once again.

Season 33 of the CBS reality competition series will see a good mix of teams who fans have both potentially seen before, as well as ones featuring people who were previously unknown, but also face the show’s most unprecedented challenges yet—the COVID-19 Pandemic, which forced the series to not only halt filming initially, but change up more than a few things to meet safety protocols.

According to a press release, teams will start the race from their own homes and head to London, England. Their initial filming began in February 2020, before it was halted for more than a year, until Fall 2021. It's unclear how else that will effect the rest of the season.

Of course, while the teams are likely facing unprecedented challenges, it doesn’t mean that they won’t still compete at a fierce level. So who are the 11 teams who signed up for this new and unexpected trek around the world? Get acquainted with them before the Season 33 premiere below.

Akbar Cook Sr. And Sheridan Cook

  • Relationship: Married Educators
  • Ages: 45; 44
  • Hometowns: Martinsville, New Jersey

Anthony Sadler And Spencer Stone

  • Relationship: Childhood Friends
  • Ages: Both 29
  • Hometowns: Sacramento, California

Arun Kumar and Natalia Kumar

  • Relationship: Father/Daughter
  • Ages: 56, 28
  • Hometowns: Detroit, Michigan

Caro Viehweg and Ray Gantt

  • Relationship: Dating Couple who met on “Love Island”
  • Ages: 23; 25
  • Hometowns: Los Angeles; Toms River, New Jersey

Connie Griener and Sam Greiner

  • Relationship: Married Couple
  • Ages: 37; 39
  • Hometowns: Charlotte, North Carolina

Kim Holderness and Penn Holderness

  • Relationship: Internet Personalities
  • Ages: 45; 47
  • Hometowns: Raleigh, North Carolina

Marianela (Lulu” Gonzalez and Marissa “Lala” Gonzalez

  • Relationship: Twins and Radio Hosts
  • Ages: Both 37
  • Hometowns: North Bergen, New Jersey

Michael Norwood and Armonde “Moe” Badger

  • Relationship: Singing Police Officers
  • Ages: 36; 42
  • Hometowns: Buffalo, New York

Raquel Moore and Cayla Platt

  • Relationship: Flight Attendants
  • Ages: 31; 30
  • Hometowns: Chicago, Illinois and Gulf Breeze, Florida

Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris

  • Relationship: Best Friends
  • Ages: 37; 38
  • Hometowns: Columbia, Missouri

Taylor Green-Jones and Isaiah Green-Jones

  • Relationship: YouTube Sensations
  • Ages: 38; 31
  • Hometowns: Portland, Oregon

“The Amazing Race” Season 33 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Amazing Race 33 The cast of "The Amazing Race" Season 33 is pictured. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS