This week’s big news was the return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to the small screen. The former Top Gear trio signed a deal with Amazon Prime to host an all-new car-themed television show, and as expected, their services were far from cheap at £160 million.
Many fans rallied behind Clarkson following his firing, which was brought on over him allegedly assaulting producer Oisin Tymon. They called for his return to the show, and after the BBC officially dropped the presenter, the demand for streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime to pick the Top Gear guys up was truly realized.
It is said Clarkson, Hammond and May chose to air their new show on Amazon Prime as the streaming video service game them free reign over the new project. They won’t be without competition in the new role, as Chris Evans has replaced Clarkson on the BBC show and may be joined by Formula 1 driver Jenson Button.
The new Amazon Prime show featuring Clarkson, Hammond and May will air sometime in 2016.