Jeremy and co. have agreed to at least three series of a new, as-yet-unnamed, motoring programme, that will be a direct rival to the BBC’s Chris Evans-fronted ‘Top Gear’.
Plenty of fans took to Twitter to discuss the deal, with many declaring that they’ll be signing up to the £79-a-year streaming service, as you’ll only be able to see the trio’s latest project by subscribing.
Within minutes of the announcement, ‘Amazon Prime’ was trending on Twitter, and tweets included:
Real coup by Amazon Prime video signing the ex-Top Gear team. Would never have considered it, but now vaguely tempted. But who's producing?— Andrew Ebling (@andyeb) July 30, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Might have to be Amazon prime then— kris.wadley (@KrisWadley) July 30, 2015
Yes Yes Yes!!!!!!! Amazon Prime is the new deal now. Glad to know the trio will be back at it again.— Lubira (@LubzCavalier) July 30, 2015
Amazon Prime just got a few million men signing up for Clarkson May & Hammond as an excuse to get their headphones one day early— Jezface (@JezfaceMe) July 30, 2015
Now I have to get Amazon prime fs— Tom (@fxrminist) July 30, 2015
Went to set up an amazon prime account for the news of @JeremyClarkson turns out I've had one for two years, I've never used it!— Jake Hinchliffe (@hinchliffeworld) July 30, 2015
Quite a coup for Amazon prime there— James Salvona (@jamessalvona) July 30, 2015
Although admittedly, not everyone was impressed:
I liked Top Gear, but £79 a year for Amazon Prime to watch it? Nah thanks— J T (@JakeTaylor200) July 30, 2015
The best thing about Clarkson going to Amazon Prime is that I'm not a subscriber— Orange Monkey (@Orange_Monkey) July 30, 2015
Amazon Prime launched back in February 2014, and since then the service has expanded, and they already produce a number of original shows, including ‘Transparent’ and ‘Extant’, which stars Halle Berry.
Just last week, Amazon unveiled an accompanying music streaming service, which will rival Spotify and Apple Music.