One year on from his infamous ‘Top Gear’ “fracas”, Jeremy Clarkson is back - and he’s got company in his former ‘Top Gear’ co-hosts, Richard Hammond and James May. The trio have found a new home on Amazon Prime, where they’ll be fronting a new show, ‘The Grand Tour’. Former ‘Top Gear’ executive producer Andy Wilman - a long-time friend of Clarkson’s - has also jumped ship from the BBC.
The first series - compiled of 12 brand new episodes - will be streaming on Amazon starting later this year, with a further two series to come over the next couple of years. Disappointingly for petrol-heads who loved the team’s stint at the helm of ‘Top Gear’, there’s no official release date as of yet, with producers teasing simply that we can expect the show to start in the autumn. One episode is to be released per week, in contrast to other original series on streaming services, which usually debut all their episodes at once, to allow for “binge-watching”.
So far, filming has taken Clarkson, Hammond and May all over the globe, while the show’s controversial leading man has teased that one episode will feature the biggest stunt he’s attempted in his career.