Following their huge success on DVD in 2015, E4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to ‘Joe & Caspar Hit the Road’ after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide.
Joe & Caspar Hit The Road is a feel-good film that captures all the fun of friends on an epic European adventure and became Amazon’s biggest selling pre-order title of 2015 in just one day. The film sees Joe challenge Caspar, who has never had a proper job, to survive the seven day trip using only the money they can earn each day. They offer themselves up for employment in a series of unusual tasks such as learning to be gondoliers in Venice, working as deckhands on a superyacht and becoming street performers on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas.
“I am really looking forward to watching Joe and Caspar Hit The Road on E4. Its exciting to see quality content from unique talents like Joe and Caspar diversifying onto broadcast platforms” – Dominic Smales, founder of Gleam Futures
Made by the production team behind BBC Worldwide’s Top Gear special commissions, Joe & Caspar Hit the Road will see Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee hit the road on an epic European adventure as Joe challenges his flatmate to survive the trip using only the money they can earn each day. The twosome – who have over 11 million YouTube subscribers and over a billion total video views between them – will be offering themselves up for employment in a series of unusual tasks such as learning to be gondoliers in Venice, working as deckhands on a superyacht, and performing on Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas.
From the West Country, Joe spent most of his adult life thatching roofs until his very recent move to London to pursue a career as a full time YouTuber. His dedication to making great, creative content shines through and explains his quickly growing YouTube audience while Caspar is a social media sensation. He entertains millions with his original brand of comedy and life observation in hilarious self-produced videos.
“It’s a big moment for us to see Hit the Road heading on to E4. We’re really excited to take it to a new audience” – Joe and Caspar