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Discovery orders 2nd season of Richard Hammond’s Workshop

February 3, 2022

Discovery, Chimp Television and Krempelwood have once again joined forces to produce the second season of Richard Hammond’s Workshop, which will air exclusively on discovery+ this summer.

The first season, which launched in October 2021, was a huge success with discovery+ audiences – it was the top performing new factual series for discovery+ since launching in 2020, despite only dropping in mid October 2021.

Season two will welcome viewers back into the workshop, as one of the UK’s most recognisable TV personalities continues to build his prestige classic car restoration business alongside the hardworking family team, Neil, Anthony and Andrew Greenhouse.

Far from a traditional motoring show, this 10×60 original docuseries will follow Hammond’s team of expert mechanics, as they struggle to make the business break even and eventually turn a profit. They must work tirelessly to build a top notch client base whilst immersing themselves in the extraordinary world of classic cars at race meets and car events up and down the country.

This entertaining and character-driven series not only offers a window into the world of the classic car repair business, but once again focuses on life away from the workshop featuring Hammond’s family, close friends and a host of special celebrity guests.

Simon Downing, SVP Marketing, Head of Factual & Docs UK at Discovery, said: “Richard Hammond’s Workshop has been a standout series on discovery+ and we are delighted to again partner with Chimp Television and Krempelwood to bring viewers series two.

“The show reaches far beyond the motoring fan base and has proved to be one of our most popular commissions through its deep-dive into not only Richard Hammond’s new business but his life. We are thrilled to bring even more access and insight into the trials and tribulations of a car restoration start-up and the colourful characters who make the show so uniquely entertaining yet real.”

Richard Hammond’s Workshop was ordered by Simon Downing, commissioned by Victoria Noble and executive produced by Oliver Wilson.

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