‘The Grand Tour’ Star James May Heads to Japan for Solo Amazon Series

Variety | 3/11/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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“The Grand Tour’s” James May is going on the road with Amazon again, but without motoring buddies Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond at his side. “Our Man in…Japan” will see May travel the titular Asian country on a quest to understand its unique, extraordinary and complex culture.

May has broken away from his former “Top Gear” and current “The Grand Tour” co-presenters to make several solo series for free TV in the U.K., including “James Mays Man Lab,” “Toy Stories,” and “Apollo 13: The Inside Story.” This is his first solo series for Amazon and comes as the streamer moves more deeply into unscripted.

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Tom Whitter, who directed several of May’s free-TV shows, will helm “Our Man in…Japan.” Production started this week. Amazon will launch the series across its 200-country global footprint.

May said Japan is “a Class A stimulant for all the senses, and an etiquette minefield for the unwary.” He added: “I intend to immerse myself in it completely,...
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