Written by Matt Taylor
Former Top Gear hosts to Amazone Prime
The Top Gear guys have found a new home. Amazon has landed a deal with the three former hosts of the wildly popular auto-repair series to launch a new show on their streaming service, Variety reported earlier today.
While there hasn’t been any official confirmation as to what the show’s format will be, all signs seem to suggest that the new series will be practically identical to Top Gear. Series hosts James Ray, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman are all set to reteam for the series, after stepping away from the BBC earlier this year. While the stars and producer left the series as a sign of solidarity for Clarkson, who typically makes politically incorrect jokes that did not fit in with the BBC’s standards, it seems like Amazon isn’t worried about whatever comments these hosts might make.
“Our approach is to give program-makers creative freedom to be innovative and make the shows they want to make,” said Jay Marine, vice-president of Amazon.
The series is set to launch on Amazon some time in 2016.