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Discovery, Dragonfly go “One Car Too Far”

The series, combining the automotive and survival genres, 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.
March 22, 2012

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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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