After months of speculation, Jeremy Clarkson and his former Top Gear colleagues have finally found a home for their new TV project.
When Clarkson was sacked from the BBC2 series earlier this year, his former co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May reportedly turned down a £4m to present the show without Clarkson. Instead, May and Hammond joined forces with their old pal and set to work on making a return to TV as a trio.
It was thought that they would end up going with ITV or Netflix, but Clarkson, Hammond, May – along with former Top Gear producer Andy Wilman – have closed a deal with Amazon Prime Video to produce three 12-part series.
Although there are few details about the format, the programme will go into production in early 2016 and will air later in the year.
“Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen,” says Jay Marine, the vice president of Amazon Prime Video EU, who commissioned the show. “Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. We can’t wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016.”