The largest machine that the TV relies on to generate views, indubitably, is that of pop culture. Even though it is something that may seem very time-specific with its trends and bandwagons, certain obsessions have been present for well over a century in the popular consciousness.
Automobiles rank very high among them and act as hubs of tremendous fascination for any given community of the audience. This has been the case ever since Ford’s first mass-produced models of the early ’30s. Not surprisingly, TV capitalizes on this fascination very often, including car restoration reality shows and documentaries with insight into futuristic car designs abound in almost every lifestyle network.
In addition to them, Science Channel has also joined in on the sensation in recent decades. The 2018 summer slate for the network saw two more additions to this genre – ‘Engineering Catastrophes‘, and ‘World’s Most Epic’. Science Channel is dedicated exclusively to the more technical side of things, and both of these shows exhibit the same characteristics. While ‘Engineering Catastrophes’ has an obvious enough name, it is not hard to say at a glance that ‘World’s Most Epic’ actually deals with various categories of vehicles in the world today, and gauges the extremities of it.
‘World’s Most Epic’ has completed one season so far, having premiered on April 5, 2018. Now the question is, will there be a ‘World’s Most Epic’ Season 2? We will delve into that but first, let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
World’s Most Epic Cast: Who’s in it?
‘World’s Most Epic’, like most shows of its genre, incorporates a certain measure of playing up the showtime with the occasional close-up interview with engineers, car salesmen, and manufacturing think-tanks, but these interventions are few and far between. Most of the show consists of a rundown of the actual vehicles underlined by the narrator’s voice.
The person behind this voice, for all twelve episodes in the debut season, has been Jeff Wilburn. While Jeff is relatively unknown to the TV world, it is only because he has acted far more as a voice talent than a concrete host – with big names such as ‘Animal Squad’ and ‘Live Free Or Die’, and even general lines of dialogue in Rockstar’s milestone video game ‘Grand Theft Auto V‘.
It does not seem Jeff will have a busy schedule on the silver screen, so it is safe to assume that if the second season of the show airs anytime soon, Jeff will be back as the narrator in it.
What is World’s Most Epic About?
Each episode of ‘World’s Most Epic’ takes up a unique class of vehicle, and then studies the less well-known facts about its origins, and then explores the tech and the industry of that class in the atomic era –be it supercars like Bugatti Chiron, really monstrous monster trucks, the biggest business class flights, or armored vehicles and tanks.
It features vehicles that capture hearts, fantasies and leave people wishing they were wealthy enough to afford them. Each episode delves deeper into the design and creations of some of the world’s biggest automobile makers. The series runs a check on what contributes to the artistry of these extraordinary engineering marvels and allows viewers to learn about the high-performance factors of these vehicles.
World’s Most Epic Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘World’s Most Epic’ Season 1 premiered on April 5, 2018, airing twelve episodes during its run. It currently stands at a respectable 7.8/10 on IMDb ratings, and this more or less reflects its popular reception during its premiere. The show has scooped up a fair amount of viewership for its comparatively more accessible subject topic, and a constant stream of interesting facts without getting monotonous.
The show is therefore in good shape and has the potential to deliver more seasons, covering different categories of transportation – such as submarines. That said, there has not been any official word on its renewal, and therefore it is hard to pin any specific release date for ‘World’s Most Epic’ Season 2 yet. We believe ‘World’s Most Epic’ Season 2 might release sometime in 2020. Stay tuned for updates.
World’s Most Epic Trailer:
While you wait for any promotional footage for a scheduled follow-up season, here you can find a clip from the network’s Facebook handle for a glimpse into the show. Head to Amazon’s Prime Video to stream the show.
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