‘The Grand Tour’ Showrunner Andy Wilman Plans Move Into Scripted With Film Project

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‘The Grand Tour’ Showrunner Andy Wilman Plans Move Into Scripted With Film Project
Exclusive: Andy Wilman, the showrunner on Amazon’s The Grand Tour, is planning to park his motoring show at some point next decade and move into scripted for the first time.

Wilman is the unseen engine of The Grand Tour machine, making international stars out of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and putting their adventures on the road, including a new special episode premiering on December 13.

He has worked with Clarkson since reinventing Top Gear for the BBC in 2002 and was central to the negotiations that took the four of them to Amazon in 2015 as part of a deal reportedly worth £160M ($206M).

But after nearly two decades steeped in factual entertainment television, Wilman is eyeing the next turn of the wheel in his career, with the drama business calling.

In an interview with Deadline, Wilman revealed that he studies TV drama, namedropping shows including Netflix series Top Boy
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