Both Aussie seasons were as good as anything the US has served up -a rarity in local adaptations.
But there will be some subtle changes to the new season with Seven producing the series in-house.
That means activeTV, which won the International Emmy Award for the second season, is not on board. That’s a shame given they have produced a Philippine version, a Ukrainian version, an Israeli version, helped out on two American series, consulted on a Vietnamese version and is planning another in Asia.
Rights holders Disney and co-creator Bertram van Munster are loyal to Seven given the network’s long association with the brand, so presumably they have faith in Seven’s own team. No doubt Grant Bowler will be high on the host wishlist if he is available.
There will also be a twist this season, which Mediaweek reports is a “race within a race” -Australia vs. NZ competitors. If you remember back to earlier seasons of MKR, we’ve previously seen Kiwis brought in to take on Aussies in Seven shows.
Applications for teams of two open from midday today if you wish to apply: yahoo7.com.au/amazingrace
They close on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.