Amazon’s Top Gear competitor to be called “The Grand Tour”
It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here. Amazon’s new motoring show will be called The Grand Tour, which will be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, the former hosts of BBC’s Top Gear. The trio signed with Amazon to create the new car show due to the BBC declining to renew Clarkson’s contract after an incident last year, where Clarkson punched a producer.
Clarkson stated after the announcement “we’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent. It’s a sort of ‘grand tour’, if you like. So we’ve decided to call it The Grand Tour.” May seemed a bit disappointed adding “I still think ‘Nigel’ was a better name.”
As both Clarkson and Hammond stated on Twitter, The Grand Tour will be filmed in different places around the world each week inside of a big tent. It is quite different from what were used to, but thats exactly what they wanted it to be like.
The new series will air in Autumn of this year on Amazon’s Prime video streaming service, although it is not yet confirmed if episodes will be aired all at once, like what Amazon and Netflix has been doing with their own original content, or released on a weekly routine.