BBC’s Top Gear was undoubtedly the most watched motoring show in the world. Things went south last year when lead presenter Jeremy Clarkson was involved in a fracas with a producer which resulted in his contract not being renewed. He and the other two presenters left for Amazon and Clarkson has now confirmed that Amazon’s motoring show has finally started filming.
It’s not known how much Amazon is investing in this project but some reports suggest that it may spend as much as $250 million on the 36 episodes of the motoring show that it has ordered. The show will feature Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the trio that was the driving force behind Top Gear.
The show won’t be a copy of Top Gear and it certainly won’t be called Top Gear because that’s BBC’s property. Amazon hasn’t revealed what the show will be called but Clarkson has previously said that it’s going to be an all new show with a new name, new segments and new ideas.
Clarkson has confirmed via Twitter that filming of Amazon’s motoring show began on February 10th and has hinted that we might be in for an amazing season in which the presenters get to travel to exotic locations and test equally if not more exotic cars. Oh, and it will be available in 4K.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for it to be out.