Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
New programme will be online only and require a subscription fee
Following Jeremy Clarkson's ignominious exit from the BBC, the Top Gear team have finally found a new home.
The trio will front an as yet untitled show on Amazon Prime starting next year, produced by former Top Gear executive Andy Wilman, the man who revamped the BBC show and gave it its adventure focus. Three series have already been commissioned.
"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.
Though he was initially sad to be leaving the BBC, Clarkson told the Evening Standard: "I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship."
"Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant," Hammond added, with May commenting: "We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?"
Amazon Prime has promised to give them "creative freedom" on the show, and allow them "to be innovative and make the shows they want to make".
Independent News Service