U.S. net Discovery Channel has set a July premiere date for its docuseries Cuban Chrome, which explores the vintage American cars of Cuba.
The Pilgrim Studios-produced series – scheduled for simulcast in English on Discovery Channel and in Spanish on Discovery en Español – is the first U.S. TV program to be produced entirely on location in Cuba, according to Discovery. It will be broadcast on July 13 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
The docuseries is to explore Cuban life and culture by shadowing members of A Lo Cubano Car Club as it attempts to preserve and restore the classic American vehicles that have been widespread on the island nation following the 1959 Cuban Revolution and subsequent U.S. embargo, which made it illegal to import U.S. cars.
Both Discovery and Pilgrim Studios were granted unprecedented access by Cuban and U.S. governments to film on location prior to the Obama administration’s announcement that it would restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba. Reaction to the historic announcement from members of the A Lo Cubano Car Club has been chronicled in the series.
Cuban Chrome is exec produced by Craig Piligian, Sam Korkis and Eddie Rohwedder for Pilgrim Studios, along with Louis Milito, Phil Conserva and Carlos Marimon for Rhino Pictures. Denise Contis and Craig Coffman are serving as executive producers for Discovery, while Todd Lefkowitz is coordinating producer.
- Check out a sneak peak of the docuseries below: