7 Wonder to produce new Billy Connolly series for ITV

seven news australia logoThe Seven Network – Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform -has announced a major commission for its new joint venture television production company: 7Wonder.

The commission from ITV in the United Kingdom confirms Seven’s strengthening presence in the production of programming for international markets.

In a major new ITV Factual commission, Billy Connolly will travel all the way across mainland USA by train. Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America is a three part series in which the iconic comedian and actor aims to circumnavigate all four corners of the United States on the magic carpet made of steel that is America’s rail

In 2011 Billy Connolly covered the two and half thousand miles that make up the famous Route 66 for the hit ITV
series Billy Connolly’s Route 66. Now he has set his sights on 28 states and 8,000 miles of cities, coast,mountains, desert and swamp. Rich in the romance of the American dream, this is a travelogue in the tracks of the pioneers who built a nation.

Starting and finishing in New York this three part series will see Billy head into the vast and astonishing landscapes that make up America’s backyard. Here BIlly will meet a truly remarkable cast of people who capture the irresistible spirit of America and he will regale us with tales of his favourite kinds of people: outlaws, singers, fighters, and dreamers. From the Bad Lands of North Dakota, into the arid beauty of the Arizona desert, past the peaks of the Smokey Mountains, skirting the lazy swamplands of Louisiana – this is a big sky country full of places and people we rarely see but Billy can’t wait to visit.


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