Amazon has confirmed that the first feature-length Grand Tour special will launch on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories on Friday 13th December 2019.
The Grand Tour presents: Seamen sees Clarkson, Hammond and May make an epic journey across Vietnam and Cambodia and, for one time only, the presenters have taken a break from four wheels and instead undertake the ambitious journey in boats.
Their adventure-packed voyage takes them along one of the world’s most iconic waterways – the Mekong Delta.
Fans can expect elements of their previous classic road trips, with the trio choosing their boats in the usual way they choose their cars, with their own off-the-wall rationale, putting their own spin on their individual vessels… as well as each other’s.
This adventure across waters will see the presenters captaining three very different types of vessels.
Clarkson’s ride is a recreation of a Vietnam war-era PBR (Patrol Boat River), the famed military vessel seen in Apocalypse Now, Hammond channels his inner Don Johnson by opting for a Miami Vice style speedboat, and May lives out his canal holiday fantasy dream with a classic 1939 wooden river cruiser.
Their aquatic road trip involves an 800km journey that starts on the perilous Tonlé Sap Lake, and weaves its way via a series of adventures and calamities down through the Mekong Delta.
To cap it all off, the climax of the film is one of the most dangerous and exciting challenges Clarkson, Hammond and May have ever endured.
“We are excited to announce the launch date for The Grand Tour presents: Seamen, the first of our epic adventure specials from Prime Video’s much loved trio, Clarkson, Hammond and May,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video.
“We know fans love to see the guys take on these incredible adventures across exotic locations and The Grand Tour presents: Seamen does just that – this feature length special promises to be a thrilling off-road escapade, full of challenges and jeopardy, climaxing in one of the most dangerous and exciting challenges Jeremy, Richard and James may have ever endured – viewers are in for a rocky ride!”
Amazon promises that ‘Seamen’ is “the first” in a series of road trip specials with filming on the second instalment recently wrapping in Madagascar.
In addition to The Grand Tour, the presenters have been busy filming their individual Prime Video series – James May: Our Man in Japan, Jeremy Clarkson’s I Bought The Farm, and Richard Hammond’s pop-science series with Tory Belleci.