The Grand Tour Producer Slates Russia After Plans Were Forced To Change
The Grand Tour executive producer, Andy Wilman, has recently spoken out about where he would love to take the show to next and has already revealed that filming has already finished for the next show in Eastern Europe.
We have just seen the presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond adventuring around Norway in The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick. However, they had originally planned to film in Russia this time around, but with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, they had to change plans quickly.
Reflecting on the last minute change, Wilman agreed with Hammond, who has also recently spoken about this, that it worked out for the better. He explained:
“It’s richer, there’s more to do. Russia is barren, so you can’t find as much nonsense to do,”
“An ice lake with a racetrack on it, the skiers, those kinds of things that we did in this film, that wasn’t going to come our way in Russia, so it did give us more content being where we were.
“Submarine base tunnels? With the best will in the world, I can’t imagine the Russians going, ‘Yes, help yourselves’, so it did come good on that front.”
The Norway special was filled with the usual craziness fans would expect from the trio as well as their funny way of getting on each others nerves and being ‘nerdy’ about their chosen cars. Fans are already eagerly awaiting the next special and who knows where we will see them go after that.