Amazon original series ‘The Grand Tour’ returns on December 8th

Amazon’s original series The Grand Tour, starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, will be returning on December 8th. This will be the second of three seasons that the trio have signed on for with Amazon. A new trailer for the second season has just been posted for you to check out and get a peak of what’s to come.

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‘The Grand Tour’ premiere sets Amazon streaming record

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Amazon has revealed that the first episode of The Grand Tour, their new original motoring show that premiered last week, has broken their record for the most streamed debut episode of any Amazon original show. Amazon never reveals exact numbers for this kind of announcement, but they say “millions of Prime members streamed the first episode,” which “exceeded that of the previous number one show, The Man in The High Castle.” More impressively, the show is receiving amazing review numbers, with a 4.9 out of 5 star rating from over 12,000 reviewers on Amazon, a 9.6 out of 10 star rating on IMDB from over 10,000 reviewers, and a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The next episode of The Grand Tour will be made available this Friday, with 10 more episodes, coming one every Friday, after that. The former Top Gear trio who host the show have already committed to two more additional seasons with Amazon after the current one ends.

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The first episode of ‘The Grand Tour’ is now available on Amazon Prime Video

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The first episode of Amazon’s highly anticipated new motoring show, The Grand Tour, is now available to stream through Prime Video. Unlike what you’re probably used to with Amazon’s original shows, the entire season of The Grand Tour will not be released all at once. Instead, a new episode will be available every Friday for the next 12 weeks. The former Top Gear trio have committed to 3 seasons of this new show, for a total of 36 episodes, so there’s plenty more to come. If you’re not a Prime member, you can save $20 on your first year’s dues if you sign up by midnight tonight.

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Amazon to make ‘The Grand Tour’ available in 200 countries this December

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Currently, Amazon Video is only available in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. That poses a problem for Amazon’s new show The Grand Tour, which premieres tomorrow November 18th. That’s because Top Gear, the show that The Grand Tour’s hosts are coming from, was a global hit and was available in over 200 territories. If The Grand Tour was only watchable in countries where Amazon Video was available, then millions of fans would be upset. To make things right, Amazon will be making The Grand Tour available in 200 countries, starting in December.

It’s unclear if Amazon Video in its entirety will be expanding globally come December, or if it’s just this one show that will be made available. We know India will be getting a full Amazon Video library soon, so we’ll have to wait and see if the rest of the world follows in December.

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Amazon Prime membership in the US will be $79 this Friday November 18 [Expired]

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Similar to the deal going on in the UK, Amazon will be offering Prime Membership at a discount in the US to celebrate the premiere of The Grand Tour. New members will be able to get their first year of Prime for $79 this Friday November 18th. This deal isn’t quite as good as past Prime membership sales, but a discount on Prime membership comes around so rarely that you should take advantage of this one if you’ve been considering joining. The sale will last all day on the 18th, starting at 12:00am ET and ending at 11:59pm PT.

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Amazon Prime in the UK discounted to £59 for ‘The Grand Tour’ premiere [Expired]

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Amazon has dropped the price of Prime membership to £59 in the UK in anticipation of the premiere of their new motoring show The Grand Tour. The first episode of the new series will debut on November 18th, which is also when the discounted Prime membership promotion ends. Amazon Prime membership is hardly ever discounted, so if you’re in the UK and have been considering joining Prime, here is your rare chance to save £20 off the £79 regular price.

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Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ with ex-Top Gear hosts debuts on November 18th

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Amazon’s highly anticipated car show The Grand Tour has anounced its premeir date to be November 18th. Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are featured racing around a track in super cars in a new teaser clip that announced the debut date. New episodes will be released every Friday for 12 weeks, instead of all at once like you’re probably accustomed to with other Amazon originals. Clarkson, Hammond, and May have committed to three seasons of the show, for a total of 36 episodes.

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Amazon’s new motoring show will be called ‘The Grand Tour’

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, of Top Gear fame, have finally settled on a name for their new motoring show at Amazon. The new show will be called The Grand Tour. “Thing is,” said Jeremy Clarkson, “We’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent. It’s a sort of ‘grand tour,’ if you like. So we’ve decided to call it ‘The Grand Tour.’” Amazon picked up the trio after the BBC chose not to renew Clarkson’s contract due to an altercation where he assaulted a member of the production team. The new show is filming its pre-recorded segments now and will premiere this fall for Amazon Prime members. The portions of the show filmed in front of a studio audience will be filmed later this year. The new travelling format of the show means fans around the world will have the chance to be in the audience when tickets are released through a sweepstakes this summer.

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Amazon Signs Former ‘Top Gear’ Trio for New Motoring Show

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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.

SourceWSJ

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