Top Gear as we know may be dead forever, however former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a deal with Amazon Prime to create a new show available through the company’s streaming video service. Former executive producer of Top Gear Andy Wilman, often credited with helping the team turn the show around in its early stages, will also join the trio at Amazon.
Unsurprisingly, Clarkson, Hammond and May gave the company a few short, witty quotes for their press release:
Clarkson: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”
Hammond: “Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.”
May: “We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?”
Amazon didn’t share much information on the show, other than confirming it is a “new car show.” We assume it will have to be much different than Top Gear UK to avoid legal action, but as Amazon Prime Video VP Jay Marine, customers just wanted “to see the team back on screen.”
The new show will premiere sometime in 2016. Until then, you may sign up to receive up-to-date information at www.amazon.co.uk/GuessWhosBack.