It feels like only yesterday we were finalising the first series of My Greek Odyssey. After a year of planning and preparation, we then spent the best part of 12 months going back and forth filming the show. Then once all the footage was in the can there was another 9 months of post-production. But as soon as the first series was completed, long before we began broadcasting, the second series was underway. Behind the scenes throughout the editing of series one, our team was already looking at maps and doing research for the next leg of the journey.
Series two is an exploration of the Northern Aegean and Western Cycladic. It begins in Thassos and Mt Athos, takes in Samothrace, Limnos, Lesbos, Psara, Chios, Innousses, Serifos, Kythnos, Syros, Sifnos and Milos. It’s a journey of discovery, where I dig deeper into the fabric that makes Greece so unique and immerse myself in the centuries old culture that’s unlike anywhere else on the planet. Along the way I not only see amazing sites, I also meet remarkable characters. Thanks to the good people I crossed paths with, I get introduced to the local cuisine, and get a bit of a history lesson too. Most importantly, I like to think that what you’ll end up seeing at home will inspire you, so you can make Greece your next holiday destination.
I know the first question you’re going to ask is when and where can we see it? Well, that’s going to be a surprise for later in the year. There’s still a little bit of work to be done to get it ready for broadcast. At the moment we’re finalizing the voiceovers and colour grading the footage. Mind you, Greece is so spectacular you don’t need to do much to the vision to be able see all the vibrant hues. The hard part is convincing people that the water really is that picture-perfect! For now, we will keep toiling away in the edit suite and sound booth. One final thing I should mention, we’re already planning series three…more on that soon!