Dubai announced as final destination for Amazon’s The Grand Tour
VOD News | On 08, Nov 2016
Dubai will be the final destination for Amazon’s The Grand Tour.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been travelling the world filming the first series of The Grand Tour in far-flung locations across the globe. The team has already taken the tent to Johannesburg, California, Whitby, Rotterdam and Lapland with Stuttgart, Scotland and Nashville next on the itinerary. After a year-long journey around the world, the trio will head to the UAE for the final studio segment of their new Amazon original series.
This December, the show’s flagship giant tent will be pitched at the base of the world’s tallest tower, The Burj Khalifa, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai. As with all of the show’s other locations to date, Amazon has invited members of the public to apply online to be part of the studio audience.
“After an epic whirlwind trip around the globe, Dubai will be the final chance for fans to come and join Jeremy, Richard and James for the final studio recording of the first ever series of The Grand Tour,” says Jay Marine, VP of Amazon Video Europe. “Demand for tickets has been incredible, so don’t miss out and apply today to join the guys in Dubai for the ultimate adventure and an experience to remember.”
The Grand Tour, which has been shot in 4K Ultra High Definition, will launch on Friday 18th November exclusively for Amazon Prime Video members, with new episodes available to watch online weekly on Fridays for 12 weeks.
First trailer for The Grand Tour races online
7th October 2016
The first trailer for Amazon’ The Grand Tour has raced online.
The motoring series, which reunites Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May after their conscious uncoupling with BBC’s Top Gear, has become one of the site’s most anticipated original shows, especially with the mixed response to the Beeb’s attempt to reboot its car programme with Chris Evans.
What can we expect? Much of the same, suggests this entertaining new trailer, which puts the banter between the three presenters front and centre. The show’s premise? Simple: “We’re going on a road trip in very exotic cars.” And, as the video points out, what could possibly go wrong? After all, there’s only been one “minor fire”.
“It’s like that Tom Cruise movie.” says Clarkson. “Cocktail?”
The Grand Tour premieres on Friday 18th November, with new episodes arriving every following Friday for 12 weeks.
Here’s the trailer:
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The Grand Tour: Your first look at Amazon’s new motoring show
19th July 2016
Amazon’s The Grand Tour has begun its roving studio jaunt around the world, giving us our first look at Clarkson, Hammond and May’s new motoring show.
— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) July 17, 2016
Shot in a giant tent, the studio segments will be incorporated with other pre-recorded films and videos to make up each episode of the 12-part first season. Fans are being given the chance to win tickets to attend the filming, which will also go on to take place in locations as diverse as the UK, USA and Germany.
On Sunday 17th July, the show’s first studio shoot took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and photos from the day have been released by Amazon, giving us our first real idea of what this show will look like.
— James May (@MrJamesMay) July 17, 2016
The answer is a more intimate affair than Top Gear’s gigantic hangar, with their smaller (but still notably large) green tent boasting a snazzy woody platform and rug to accommodate the three presenters, who sit around a table. Suitcases and other travel paraphernalia adorn the set, with large windows behind them to highlight the ever-changing backdrops they’ll be hopping between.
— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) July 17, 2016
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have taken to social media to post videos and photos of the shooting, with Clarkson saying that he “loved today”.
So, today we opened our new office. In South Africa this week. Next week … ? pic.twitter.com/xmlsK8tTfg
— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 17, 2016
The work simply never stops on The Grand Tour pic.twitter.com/9FFrHAH41z
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 18, 2016
The show premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this autumn, several months after the lukewarm return of the BBC’s rebooted Top Gear.