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Discovery sets August date for “One Car Too Far”

One Car Too Far, the first original coproduced series from Discovery Networks International and the U.S. Discovery Channel, has been given a premiere date of August 19.
July 30, 2012

One Car Too Far, the first original coproduced series from Discovery Networks International (DNI) and the U.S. Discovery Channel, has been given a premiere date of August 19.

The five-part series, made by UK indie Dragonfly, was first unveiled at Discovery Communications’ Upfront presentation earlier this year,  and pits an odd couple of a former British Special Forces soldier and a car enthusiast together on an adventure through remote locations in Chile.

Car fanatics Bill Wu and Gary Humphrey have three days to use their survival techniques and mechanical tricks to recover a four wheel drive vehicle that has been flown in and dropped into locations where no car has gone before, and return the car to civilization. The duo must also transform the car into an all-purpose vehicle.

Each episode features a different climate, including desert, alpine tundra, subtropical, oceanic and Mediterranean environments.

David Pritikin serves as executive producer for Discovery Channel, while Sarah T. Davies is exec producer for DNI, with Sarah Swingler and Sanjay Singhal exec producing for Dragonfly.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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