As part of Channel 5 continuing investment in original programming, the commercial broadcater has ordered a new four part motoring/engineering series titled Motor Morphers. The four part series, which will be produced by ITN productions, will see two teams of engineers transform utility vehicles into something completely different. The four part series is tentatively scheduled to air on Channel 5 in 2013.
Motor Morphers will be presented by The Gadget Show‘s Jason Bradbury, who will set the two teams of engineers a task in which their new ‘morphed’ vehicles must compete. The two teams of engineers will then need to get to work on their vehicles. The teams could be turning a fire engine into a tree felling machine one week or a concrete mixer into a cargo boat in the next episode. Then after four days of work, Jason Bradbury brings the teams together to have their ‘morphed’ vehicles go head-to-head in the big challenge to see if their creations can complete the set task, and thus be named that week’s winners.
Speaking of Motor Morphers, Andrew O’Connell, Head of Factual, News and Current Affairs at Channel 5, said: “We wanted to make a show that was fun, engaging and had feats of engineering at its heart and Motor Morphers is exactly that. The teams are highly skilled and dedicated and Jason is just the man to put them through their paces”
WHile Emma Read, Head of Factual and Features at ITN Productions, added: “This is a show for anyone who’s ever wondered – how does that work? We’re bringing guerrilla engineering to a new audience in a brand new format to get inside great, hulking vehicles and completely transform them into something else using whatever means and materials are to hand. Viewers will love the feats of engineering, the creative thinking, and the rivalry of two charismatic teams.”