“Cuban Chrome” first American TV series produced in Cuba

“Cuban Chrome” first American TV series produced in Cuba

Read the original article from The Denver Post here.

The first American TV series produced entirely on location in Cuba naturally centers on Cuban car culture, the eye-catching beauties and beaters being lovingly restored, and the time warp that has existed due to the longstanding embargo. “Cuban Chrome,” a docuseries to be simulcast in English and Spanish on Discovery and Discovery en Español, premieres Monday at 8 p.m. locally on Discovery.

The producer Pilgrim Studios (“Fast ‘N Loud,” “Street Outlaws”) notes access was granted to produce “Cuban Chrome” prior to the United States announcing it would restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba. “Discovery and producer Pilgrim Studios got unprecedented access from both the Cuban and US governments to shoot in Cuba and production was underway long BEFORE the Obama administration announced last December it was restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba.”

It’s a slick look at the car culture (including a 1934 Model A hot rod racing a 1956 Crown Victoria, and a mechanic talking about putting a boat motor in a car as part of the restoration). Every set of wheels has a story… There’s a bit of wider culture and history thrown in, but some viewers will crave more. For those of us itching to see the first food series, the first fashion series, the first music series produced entirely in Cuba, this is a tease.

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