Amazon Studios has commissioned six-part unscripted series Our Man In… Japan with James May from Plum Pictures.
The new UK Prime Original series will be directed by Tom Whitter (James Mays Man Lab, Toy Stories, Apollo 13: The Inside story) and it will be exec produced by Will Daws (who has overseen several James May projects including Toy Stories, Man Lab and the Reassembler).
Fifteen years after James May first visited Japan as a baffled tourist, he embarks on a quest to understand the unique, extraordinary and complex country.
‘Japan is the most amazing place I’ve ever visited,’ said James May. ‘Everything about it is a surprise: a boiled sweet, a bullet train, an unexpected ancient temple, and the challenge of eating a single edamame bean with chopsticks. It’s a class A stimulant for all the senses, and an etiquette minefield for the unwary. I intend to immerse myself in it completely, in the pursuit of enlightenment and life balance. And I bet the noodles will be fantastic.’
‘We’re incredibly excited to announce this new project with James, which will see him take on an epic thousand mile journey across ancient Japanese islands, mega cities, and all points in between,’ said Georgia Brown, Director of Prime Original Series in Europe. ‘The Grand Tour fans around the world will be delighted to hear that they will have even more James May on their screens. We can’t wait to see what James and his talented team produce from this ambitious adventure.’
Amazon announced in December that they had entered into a deal with The Grand Tour hosts and Executive Producer Andy Wilman, to develop brand new TV shows with them individually. Season three of The Grand Tour launched on 18th January and the series has been renewed with season four going into production in 2019.
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