Motor Heads, rejoice!
Those crazy gear jamming Brits from Top Gear have a new American home. Amazon Prime has signed Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond to create a new automotive show that will begin streaming next year.
This past spring events were set in motion that led to the cast of that wildly popular British TV show jumping ship. The BBC did not renew the contract of the often controversial Clarkson, so May and Hammond, along with Executive Producer Andy Wilman left the show.
Media reports say the BBC will continue Top Gear with new talent, and Amazon Prime won the scrum with fellow streamers Hulu and Netflix to nab the popular cast for a new automotive show.
Over the years, Top Gear became the most watched factual program of all time, with an estimated worldwide audience of around 350 million