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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
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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