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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2020, 05:11:55 AM »
After 8 seasons in the Italian public broadcaster RaiDue, Pechino Express leaves the channel and the next seasons will be produced by Sky Italia under a new name, Pekin Express, similar to the one used in France and Spain.

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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 09:25:53 AM »
Thanks Sazit! Keep us posted and if you ever see links to watch please MESSAGE me.
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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2020, 01:58:21 PM »
Where does this stand now? With Covid?
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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2020, 11:18:37 AM »
Hi, unfortunately I have not any link, as I usually try to watch each episode as they are airing using VPN, but there are some episodes available on YouTube. I think they are mainly the French (Pékin Express) and the Dutch/Flemish (Peking Express).


About the current situation of the format in most cases I guess it stays on hold until all this coronamadness at least gets a bit better, but I have some fresh news coming from France. There have been reports in French newspapers saying that their version will resume the filming before 2020 ends, but they will change their original planned route, so they will not visit neither Ethiopia nor Dubai. It is expected they will maintain the 3 episodes filmed in Uganda just before the global craziness of March, and the rest of the season will be filmed in other countries.

It has not been announced which these countries will be, but well, I think we can forget about the Americas and Asia due to the cases amount and quarantines or entrance prohibition for foreigners and Africa and Middle East as they are changing the route. So, will we see the first European route in the history of the format? Maybe through the formet Soviet countries in the East of the continent?

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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2020, 07:22:57 AM »
According to a Greek government's report three episodes will be filmed in the Mediterranean country. Some of the cities that will be visited are Ilia, Tribaka, Meteora and Athens, where the second episode will finish and the third one will start.

The filming is scheduled to take place this month.

As they were able to film 3 episodes in Uganda in March and they will film these 3 in Greece, there are 4 episodes more to be filmed in another European country, as the last seasons had 10 steps.

For the moment, in Europe only Hungary has closed again its borders to the rest of the continent, so where will they end the new adapted route? Maybe in Istambul? I will try to discover it in the upcoming days.

I add the Greek document:
https://diavgeia.gov.gr/doc/%CE%A9%CE%94994653%CE%A04-%CE%99%CE%995
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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2020, 10:45:56 AM »
Different posts in instagram stories have showed that the filming of Pékin Express 14 is taking place this week in Turkey, visiting places as Antayla, Pamukkele and Cappadocia. It is expected to finish the production in Istambul.

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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2020, 07:12:53 AM »
An update about the next season of pekin express in France. A team got a car accident with another car during the filming in Turkey around 2 weeks ago. The driver of the other car is died and the teams member are injured and forfeit for the race. https://www.ouest-france.fr/medias/television/pekin-express-un-grave-accident-de-la-route-fait-un-mort-et-plusieurs-blesses-le-tournage-interrompu-6996767

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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2020, 08:09:45 AM »
An update about the next season of pekin express in France. A team got a car accident with another car during the filming in Turkey around 2 weeks ago. The driver of the other car is died and the teams member are injured and forfeit for the race. https://www.ouest-france.fr/medias/television/pekin-express-un-grave-accident-de-la-route-fait-un-mort-et-plusieurs-blesses-le-tournage-interrompu-6996767

So very sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know.
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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2021, 09:54:01 AM »
The season premiere of the new season of Pekin Express (French edition) will be broadcast on February 23th. We will visit Uganda, Greece and Turkey.

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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2021, 01:30:38 PM »
The season premiere of the new season of Pekin Express (French edition) will be broadcast on February 23th. We will visit Uganda, Greece and Turkey.

Thank you freds!
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Re: Peking Express International
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2021, 09:51:24 AM »
I bring some updates from different countries:

- Romanian 4th season will premiere next September. They have followed the Emperor's Route across Turkey, Georgia, Jordan and Israel. Filming took place from May to July. Originally it was planned to visit Azerbaijan too, but it is not confirmed why they finally skipped it form the route. Maybe due to covid or to war situation with Armenia?

- French 15th season has been selecting the contestants and the uzbek national news agency reported that the show will film 4 episodes next September visiting Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Kokand and Namangan. It is unknown which countries will also be visited, but I guess we can confirm that the route followed is inspired by the legendary Silk route. If I had to bet, I would choose Kyrgyzstan for sure and probably Kazakhstan as the next steps, but we will see. Tomorrow filming begins in Kyrgyzstan, where they will be travelling until 2 September filming 2 episodes. Then, they will cross Uzbekistan filming 4 stages before flying to Jordan and Dubai, where the route will end as it was originally planned last season before they were forced to change the route when all the pandemic crazyness began.

- Italian 9th season is also getting ready for production this Autumn (it is said that they will film between September and October) and they will do in a new channel, Sky Italy, after 8 season in the public broadcaster RaiDue changing the show's name from Pechino Express to Pekin Express. It is confirmed that the route will cross the Middle East, and reports say that it will be though Israel, Jordan and Dubai.

- Czech broadcaster TV Nova is preparing its first season under the title of Asijský Expres. The casting process is now open. They plan to follow the Dragon Route (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand), filming will depend on the Covid situation in SE Asia.

- Greek channels Ant1 and Star seem to be fighting to get the rights to air the first season in the Hellenic Republic. National media said that the idea is to air the show in the second half of the season, Spring 2022 maybe?
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