Former TOP GEAR hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed up to present a new show on Amazon’s streaming video service.
Amazon today announced that Clarkson, Hammond and May will reunite to make a new car show available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. The show will be produced by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman, with the first season to be made available worldwide in 2016.
The move follows their departure from the hit BBC Two show earlier this year and the award-winning team have committed to three seasons as part of this landmark global TV deal. The first season will go into production soon and is scheduled to premiere for Prime members in 2016.
On working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson said: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”
Richard Hammond added: “Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.”
The trio were such a success on the BBC with their show and it will be no surprise to see them pulling in the viewers once more.
“Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen,” said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU. “Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. 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.”
James May said: “We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?”
It certainly is Mr. May, but it is brilliant and we are so pleased that we have our fabulous Amazon Prime account. The new show will be joining other successful hits such as VIKINGS, BLACK SAILS, OUTLANDER and THE RED ROAD to name but a few.
Customers can sign up to receive the latest news on this new show by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/GuessWhosBack. – What a fabulous and appropriate hashtag!