Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, former hosts of the globally popular Top Gear auto show, have signed on with Amazon for a new show, set to air in 2016. The BBC franchise, which was the world’s most watched factual program with an audience of about 350 million people, came to an end when Clarkson was fired for punching one of the shows producers. That triggered months of speculation on whether the team would take the series to a competing network, which has now come to an end.
The wildly popular show’s three hosts and executive producer Andy Wilman, who is credited with the shows creation with Clarkson, have signed on to produce three seasons. The new show will be exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK, Austria, and Germany. Amazon will likely license rights to the show outside of those area where Prime video is unavailable.