Discovery Channel is going to some of the most dangerous international locations for its newly picked-up series, “Chrome Underground,” TheWrap has learned.
Premiering Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Twofour America series features car hunters Yusuf Johnson and Antonio Brunet. With the assistance of Andrew McLaren, a former elite anti-terrorism Marine, the men go places others in their line of work avoid in their search for rare and vintage automobiles. Andrew’s background helps the team both find and transport their vehicular treasures back to the U.S. without falling prey to criminals or gangs.
The $8 billion a year car hunting industry is competitive, but the men’s ability to go into countries where the going isn’t easy for a potential payoff in the five or six figures gives them a leg up.
During the first season of “Chrome Underground,” the guys will try to hunt down a 1937 Type 57 Bugatti worth millions in Mexico City and avoid Argentina’s cartels and Brazil’s favela gangs.
Executive-producing the series for TwoFour America are Seth Goolnik, Melanie Leach and Grady Candler. For Discovery, French Horwitz executive produces.