Former Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to produce new show on Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime has won the battle for Jeremy Clarkson and co's new motoring show following months of speculation.
Jeremy Clarkson and co have agreed a deal with Amazon to create a new automotive series on its streaming service.
The former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will produce a new unscripted TV series about cars that will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime in 2016.
The show will be produced by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman who joined the trio to create their own production company called W. Chump & Sons Limited after Clarkson parted ways with the BBC in March.
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The original show was announced on the Amazon Prime website which shows the three standing next to the caption “Guess who’s back?” and states that the first show will go into production “shortly”.
Commenting on the announcement Clarkson said: “I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”
Amazon held off Netflix Inc. and major broadcasters in during fierce bidding for the show as the two rivals continue to fiercely invest in new original shows.
Amazon’s success in capturing the global rights to the new series means it will appear on Prime video in the US, UK, Austria and Germany. Amazon can also license rights to the show to broadcasters or streaming services in other territories around the world where Prime video isn’t available.