Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that today Amazon announced that The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, will premiere Friday, November 16, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series will launch weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
Today also marks the release of a new teaser:
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The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
Block’s Gymkhana films are an extremely successful franchise at the forefront of motorsports, which have won numerous accolades for branded content. After almost a decade of making viral videos, Block and the HMM team decided to up the stakes and create the biggest, most exciting Gymkhana—ever. Traveling to five different locations across two continents, with five different racecars—including a completely unique, custom build never seen before—the goal is to for GymkhanaTEN to be the best video they’ve made to-date.
Block himself is a professional rally and rallycross driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, is one of the co-founders of Hoonigan and Hoonigan Media Machine, as well as one of the co-founders of DC Shoes back in the day. His Gymkhana series of videos has amassed over half-a-billion views, was named as one of the “Top 10 Viral Video Advertisements of All Time” by AdAge and has won numerous awards, including One Show Interactive Gold Pencils, Streamys and Webbys.
The Gymkhana Files is created and executive produced by Block, Brian Scotto, Gil Marsden and Steve Astephen and produced by Hoonigan Media Machine. Marsden is the showrunner.
Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 240 countries and territories.
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Prime Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.