Discovery Networks International is revving up One Car Too Far, a series from Shine Group prodco Dragonfly that aims to combine the automotive and survival genres of factual entertainment.
The five-parter will feature a former British Special Forces operative and an American car enthusiast, dropped into remote foreign landscapes and forced to survive by their wits and their wheels – in this case, a small red car.
Viewers will see the presenters pilot the car through such treacherous terrain as mountain tops and rainforests, and engage in such bizarre roadside repair techniques as using a raw egg to seal a radiator crack.
The series will premiere on Discovery Channel in 210 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America this summer, and then in the U.S. in the fall.
“Audiences across the globe thrive on the ‘Will they or won’t they make it’ drama of survival programs and are captivated by the practical nature of car shows,” said Sarah T. Davies, vice president of development, factual programming for Discovery Networks International. “One Car Too Far combines these two genres like never before to create a truly unique concept that offers a real sense of fun.”
“We’ve found two new, very exciting presenters who are the key to the show: authentic, authoritative, tough, and very, very funny,” added Sanjay Singhal, managing director for Dragonfly.
For Discovery Networks International, Sarah T. Davies is executive producer. For Dragonfly, Sarah Swingler and Sanjay Singhal are executive producers.