BBC One is yet to renew The Getaway Car for series 2

The release date for The Getaway Car series 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Getaway Car Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series info and idea

The new British game show, The Getaway Car, which debuted on BBC One on January 16, 2016, is presented by Dermot O`Leary and executive produced by Andy Rowe. It`s commissioned to contain 12 hour-long episodes.

The series is set in Cape Town, South Africa – who knows why, because it really has no bearing on the course of the show. The aim is to win a cash prize of £10,000 through winning four rounds of various driving challenges. Five teams participate in the contest, with the losers eliminated in each round. Each team consists of two people – it can be a married couple, friends, or co-workers. The interpersonal dynamics as far as emotional outbursts and teamwork are also at the center of the series` narrative.

Criticism and unlikely renewal

The Getaway Car has been getting mixed reviews from both viewers and critics, who call it both “dull, repetitive and unsalvageable” and “fun family entertainment”. Significantly more reviewers seem to be leaning towards the former type of description. Dermot O`Leary`s talents are said to be squandered in this flawed format, while too much was thrown into it – from car football to quiz questions. That feels overwhelming to the audience and in the end just doesn`t work. The numbers also confirm that the series could have done better – viewership ratings of 4.1 million are much lower than 5.8 million, the usual slot average for that time. If the show continues to disappoint the viewers in the same way – and it can`t ostensibly stop doing that– the ratings are bound to slide even lower and the chances for The Getaway Car`s renewal will dwindle.

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