Amazing Race Australia sticks to domestic route
10 series detour from international to Australia-only destinations this year.
10’s Amazing Race Australia will not be travelling overseas for its upcoming season, due to concerns around COVID-19.
A Network 10 spokesperson told TV Tonight, “Due to the current cautions around international travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a domestic route has proven the safest option for the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Australia, which begins production in June this year.
“The welfare of cast and crew is of the upmost importance and all necessary measures will be taken to ensure their protection. From tropical rainforests, to the arid, red desert of the outback and the cool mountainous hinterlands, we are confident that the sheer vastness and contrasting environment of Australia will create a unique and challenging backdrop to the most amazing race on earth.”
A local route will deny the show some of the cultural clashes (and bad tourists) for which the show is known. But the decision follows CBS halting production on the US series which is currently in production.
Coronavirus concerns are increasingly impacting film and television productions around the world.
The Amazing Race Australia is expected in Q4 on 10.