Jeremy Clarkson joked before the latest series launched that part of the challenge of the Colombia special “was to become the first television programme in history to go to Colombia and not use the word ‘Cocaine’”.
He added, “Colombia’s got a lot more to it besides Pablo Escobar, and we just wanted to get that across really.”
Instead, according to Amazon the trio are tasked with capturing “some high-quality images of interesting animals to be used as Amazon’s new screensavers. Along the way they encounter epic scenery, extreme peril, very odd hobbies and even some actual animals in an incredible journey.”
In the two-part special, each presenter picks their own car for the journey: Clarkson chooses a Jeep Wrangler, Hammond a Chevrolet Silverado, and May a tiny Fiat Panda 4×4.
“Naturally, their contrasting approaches to buying suitable cars are matched by their contrasting attitudes to photography, none of which are conventional nor especially effective since animals initially prove to be absent or just very good at hiding, leading the hosts on an epic and increasingly challenging trip across one of the most stunning and fascinating countries on earth,” the synopsis teases.
The Grand Tour series three will feature 14 episodes in total during this run. However, future episodes are expected to revert to a usual Friday release.