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

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.


  1. Does it matter? says:

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    • It doesn't matter says:

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    • AFTVnews says:

      I’m sorry you’re not happy with the recent topics that I’ve been posting. Believe me, if there were new pure Fire TV news to cover, I would love to post that instead. If I strictly posted only 100% Fire TV news, there would only really be 2 or 3 posts a week. When there is no new Fire TV news, I try to find topics I hope will interest Fire TV owners. You shouldn’t consider these non-Fire TV topics as being posted in place of Fire TV topics. You should see them as being posted in place of nothing. I figure people would rather visit the site and find an off-topic article that might interest them, rather than finding that nothing new has been posted for several days.

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      • Lindsay says:

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  2. It kind of does matter says:

    This is not last I checked. I guess they should cater to YOU instead of dropping an article that is relevant to ohhhh something like 350 million people. Piss off.

  3. Y314K says:

    Original TOP GEAR CREW for the WIN…

    And this site has constantly included Amazon exclusive shows in their news… So it is normal coverage.. And a big freaking deal…

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