The future of Top Gear hangs in the balance since host Jeremy Clarkson was sacked following a fracas with a producer a couple of months back. Fellow hosts James May and Richard Hammond left the BBC motoring show as they firmly believed it wouldn’t make sense to continue without Clarkson. There have been rumors ever since then that the trio could land on Netflix. A report out of the UK claims that they’re now negotiating with Netflix and the new motoring show could be called “House of Cars.”
Netflix users don’t have to look at the proposed title twice to see that it’s a subtle nod to its hugely popular political drama, the Kevin Spacey starring House of Cards, which itself is a remake of a popular BBC political drama of the same name.
The Mirror reports today that Clarkson, May and Hammond along with former Top Gear producer Andy Wilman are negotiating with Netflix to start a new motoring show that will be called House of Cars.
Even though the three presenters achieved global fame due to their association with Top Gear, they can’t use that name since it’s a BBC trademark, and the BBC already plans on relaunching the show with new presenters in place.
British online streaming service ITV and Netflix appear to be involved in a tug of war, both want the presenters to come over and start a new show, so it’s too soon to say right now where the trio will land next.