Wonder, a Banijay Group Company, today announces it has been commissioned to make a 3×60’ documentary series, Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail for ITV.
The epic three-part programme will see Billy Connolly telling the incredible story of the Scottish people in America. He will be travelling off the beaten track to places in the US rarely seen or heard about, letting audiences see the ‘land of the free’ through the eyes of one of Britain’s favourite comedians.
Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail will follow the migratory journey of the Scots, beginning in Plymouth where the Mayflower pilgrims first landed and finishing in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will explore the indelible footprint the Scots have left on American history through music, football, gangsters, real-life moonshiners and US Presidents with Scottish heritage.
Mike Reilly, Executive Producer at Wonder said: “This series will show a side to America and to Billy Connolly that has never been seen before. It is a privilege to be working with such an amazing talent, and to bring his unique view of the world to our screens.”
Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail was commissioned by Jo Clinton Davis, Controller of Factual, ITV and is Executive Produced by Mike Reilly is at Wonder. Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.