30 July 2015Amazon:
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are reuniting to create an all-new car show, exclusively for Amazon Prime. The show will be produced by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman. On working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson said “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.” The first show will go into production shortly and arrive exclusively on Amazon Prime in 2016.
Not a surprise that Clarkson, Hammond and May made a deal with an online network for a new series … but signing with Amazon is an unexpected twist. I really thought Netflix would want Top Gear as a flagship new media programme. Really interested to see whether this turns out to be good or not, I would guess Amazon can give them an even bigger budget than what the BBC could. Hopefully, it’ll be the same show I know and love to watch, albeit dropping the Top Gear brand.