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Amazon nabs Top Gear’s Clarkson, Hammond and May for new car show

by Todd Haselton | July 30, 2015July 30, 2015 9:00 am PST


Amazon on Thursday announced that it has signed Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson to star in a new car show that will be available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime. Clarkson made headlines after he was fired from¬†BBC‘s Top Gear, but it seems Amazon found him popular and talented enough to bring him on board for a new show.

“Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen,” Amazon Prime Video EU vice president Jay Marine said.¬†“We can’t wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016.” The series does not yet have a name, it seems, but it will be produced by Andy Wilman who also produced Top Gear. In other words, it sounds like we can expect much of the same style of content, just from Amazon and not from BBC. “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship,” Clarkson said of the new partnership.

Amazon said that production on the first season is expected to begin soon and that Prime members can expect to begin watching the new show in 2016. The deal already guarantees second and third seasons of the new project.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...