The team that brought you the most-watched automotive show in the world, “Top Gear,” has announced the release date for its new Amazon Prime exclusive series “The Grand Tour.” Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are currently traveling the world filming the high-octane series, which will air every Friday starting Nov. 18.
The show “Top Gear” came to a screeching halt when Clarkson punched BBC producer Oisin Tymon during an on-set dispute last year. Tymon ultimately filed a lawsuit against both Clarkson and the BBC, prompting an apology from Clarkson and a £100,000 settlement that both came in February of this year. An online petition calling for the BBC to reinstate Clarkson gathered nearly 250,000 signatures, but was not a success.
Hammond, May and long-time “Top Gear” executive producer Andy Wilman voluntarily walked out with Clarkson — and right into the arms of Amazon. In April 2015, the foursome signed a three-year deal with Amazon Prime to produce three 12-episode series. Matt Damon and Charlize Theron are among the guests already signed on for Season 1.
Check out this short “The Grand Tour” trailer below.