Exclusive: After Amazon
launched the first in a series of special episodes from The Grand Tour
team, the streamer is preparing to send out Jeremy Clarkson
, Richard Hammond
and James May
on solo missions.
May will be the first out the traps with his travel show, James May: Our Man In Japan, in which he spends three months exploring the Asian country from top to bottom. It premieres on January 3, 2020.
Made by British production company Plum Pictures
, May told Deadline why his adventure is a “lark” to be enjoyed, rather than a serious historical or cultural endeavor.
The presenter also discussed his vision for the future of television, the benefits of spending less time with Clarkson and Hammond, and why he would never launch a TV production company.
The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
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