‘Top Gear’ gets in gear for new show on Amazon Prime

Production is under way on a new Amazon Prime show that picks up where the wildly-successful British automotive show “Top Gear” left off.

The three hosts — Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard hammond — are on board and Amazon appears to have given the team a relatively free hand in the new program. All signed deals to produce three seasons for the streaming service, and its expected to be availabl sometime next year.

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson (center) posted this photo on Twitter to announce production was under way on the new Amazon Prime automotive show.

Clarkson was fired by the BBC after punching out a producer, and May and Hammond resigned.

Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU, said of the new program: “Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen.

“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.”

“Top Gear” features reviews of a variety of vehicles, including many so expensive and exclusive as to be out reach of anyone or normal means. It also features the three hosts in a variety of humorous, sometimes bizarre, motoring-rleated competitions.