Good things come to those who wait, especially when those who are waiting are three of the more popular personalities in the worlds of television and cars. Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have a new show coming, and after months of fans wondering where it would go, it has now been confirmed that Amazon Prime is getting into the passenger seat with the trio for their next venture, which is set to arrive in 2016. Hope they have enough gas money.
The announcement was made by both Amazon and Clarkson himself, who shared the news via his Twitter page. Following his initial post, Clarkson had a little fun with it.
Watching Jeremy Clarkson maneuver a drone from behind a computer would almost definitely rope in a ton of viewers, but that’s not a very fun approach. Unfortunately, that message makes us more aware of what the show isn’t rather than what it is, as no further information was given as far as what fans can expect to see the trio up to, nor was a title shared. (An Even Higher Gear Beyond the Top One, maybe?) We do know that longtime Top Gear producer Andy Wilman is involved, so it seems like this new show won’t miss a step (or a wheel rotation) in getting these presenters back at the forefront of automotive badassery.
In true Clarkson style, the often outspoken host took an amusing little jab at his former home at the BBC in the release.
Clarkson was suspended-turned-fired from Top Gear by the BBC a few months ago after the host assaulted a producer during a long day’s shoot. Even though Hammond and May were offered a sizeable amount of dough to return, they stuck with the guy they’d been working with for the past 13 years, and now it’s paid off. Meanwhile, Top Gear will have famed British radio host Chris Evans taking over the show for Season 23 and beyond.
Amazon claims the new show will “go into production shortly,” so perhaps we’ll see these fan favorites zipping around tracks in the earlier days of 2016, rather than later. Are you guys pumped to see Clarkson, Hammond and May back on your TVs?
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