Los Angeles – Executive producers Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Production present THE GETAWAY, a new original series that explores the world’s greatest cities through the eyes of a revolving cast of travel-loving celebrities who know them inside and out. THE GETAWAY makes its world premiere on NBCUniversal’s Esquire Network (formerly known as G4) this summer.
Each hour-long episode of the 10-part series THE GETAWAY follows a celebrity to their favourite place on earth, where they provide the inside track on the best things to do, food to eat, and places to hang out. They’ll hit the streets and enjoy the life of a local, doing what they do, eating what they eat, and going where they go.
For the premiere episode, Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) hits the historic cobblestone trading lanes of Belfast, Northern Ireland as he samples the local whiskey, tries a tweed wardrobe on for size, and checks out the wheels of a true Irish automobile export, the DeLorean. Additional episodes head to Hong Kong with Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation); Paris, France with Aisha Tyler (Archer); Kingston, Jamaica with Grammy Award-winning performer-songwriter Eve; and San Juan, Puerto Rico with acclaimed chef José Andrés.
THE GETAWAY ‘s digital experience will let fans of the show tag along on the journey from start to finish. On the web, EsquireTV.com will offer highlights and episode recaps in addition to “Quick Stop” vignettes that feature a single, can’t-be-missed experience from each week’s featured city – and bonus web-exclusive locations not featured in each week’s episodes. On social media, episode hosts will conduct select live events via Twitter, and personal photo journals and behind-the-scenes video will also help recap the adventure.
THE GETAWAY is produced by Zero Point Zero Production with Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins, Alexandra Lowry and Craig Shepherd serving as executive producers. Matt Hanna, Laura Civiello, Darren Wadyko and Jennifer Nelson are executives for Esquire Network.