A Second Season of James May's Travelogue Will Film in the U.S. and Launch on Amazon Prime Video Next Year
James May: Our Man in the USA will be produced by Plum Pictures and New Entity and will launch exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories
LONDON, UK, 26 August 2021 - Following the success of Our Man in Japan, James May: Our Man in the USA will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2022 in over 240 countries and territories.
James will set off on an epic 4,000-mile fact-finding mission across the United States of America; a land of mountains and bayous, skyscrapers and deserts, a collision of a myriad viewpoints, cultures, and lifestyles. Journeying from Cape Cod to Seattle, via New York, Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, Houston, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and LA, he'll put the disappointment of 1776 behind him as he immerses himself completely in the real American way of life to discover its true flavour [sic].
"I'm setting off with two objectives: To go West, like the settlers and prospectors of old, and not get fat on American breakfasts in the process," said James May. "As a man brought up (raised) on U.S. cop shows and Hollywood films, I still believe that everything in America must be better; from the size of their fridges to the uncanny alignment of their teeth. But is it?"
"Exhilarating as James exploring his own kitchen is, we are thrilled to be getting Our Man back on the road for another adventure," said Dan Grabiner, Head of UK Originals, Amazon Studios. "Our Man in Japan's anti-travelogue approach was a hit with Prime Video audiences, and we are so excited to finally be able to re-assemble this brilliant team for their next journey."
The series will reunite the team behind the first series, including BAFTA-nominated series director Tom Whitter (James May's Toy Stories, Cars of the People) and executive producer Will Daws (James May's Toy Stories, Amazing Spaces).
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About Plum Pictures
Set up by Will Daws and Stuart Cabb in 2007, Plum Pictures produce documentaries and presenter-led series for the major networks in the UK and the U.S. They have worked with James for over a decade producing all his programmes that start with James May in the title: James May's Toy Stories, James May's Man Lab, James May: The Reassembler, and James May: Our Man in Japan.
About New Entity
New Entity is a creative collaboration set up in 2017 between James May and long-time director Tom Whitter. Having worked together since 2010 on nearly 30 films including the acclaimed BBC's James May's Cars of the People, New Entity first official production was the critically acclaimed James May: Our Man in Japan, in partnership with Plum Pictures.
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