New Amazon Series Strands Richard Hammond and ‘MythBusters’ Tory Belleci On An Island Together!
Amazon has announced a new six-part series from Chimp Productions featuring ‘The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond and ‘MythBusters’ Tory Belleci, stranded together on a desert island
The untitled series sees Hammond and Belleci find themselves shipwrecked in mysterious circumstances, stranded on a remote yet beautiful desert island. Rather than sitting around waiting to be rescued, the pair decide to take matters into their own hands as they use all of their engineering and expert scientific prowess not only to survive, but to construct an out-of-this-world, paradise island playground.
The series follows Richard and Tory as they masterfully construct their exotic wonderland using what they have from the shipwreck and what they can find on the island. Each episode will see them take on huge feats of engineering to achieve epic builds in what will be a once in a lifetime operation for the two lovers of science, engineering and making the impossible, possible. The duo’s hare-brained builds will range from island hopping vehicles to a supersized hydro-power waterwheel.
“Somebody needs to take hold of Popular Science as a genre and reinvent it for a new age. And there are only two people to do that job. Unfortunately, neither of them are available so it’s me and Tory Belleci,” said Hammond. “At Chimp, we’ve assembled the absolute A-Team when it comes to this genre, and, working with Amazon, who have demonstrated their faith in us by commissioning this hugely ambitious show, we shall create something genuinely fresh and new on a scale of greatness never before seen. There’s every chance that both Tory and I shall make it back from the island alive and sane… Probably.”
Richard and Tory will be teaming up for the first time, bringing their daredevil antics and engineering A-games to this pop-science series.
“We are delighted to announce this new project with Richard and to welcome Tory to Amazon Studios,” adds Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Original Series. “This show is all about going to the extremes to pull off the impossible and with this outstanding duo at the helm, I can’t wait to see what lengths they will go to in order to create a series that is sure to stun and delight our viewers across the globe.”
The six-part series will be available exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. The greenlight follows Amazon’s December 2018 announcement that ‘The Grand Tour’ presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and Executive Producer Andy Wilman had been signed for individual projects in addition to more ‘The Grand Tour’ with a series of epic road trip specials launching later this year.
There is no name or premiere date yet for the Untitled Hammond & Belleci Series, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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