From 2002 to 2015, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May hosted and presented the popular BBC series “Top Gear,” and received much acclaim for their conversational, comedic approach to the series. But in 2015, the BBC announced it wouldn’t renew Clarkson’s contract after he verbally and physically assaulted “Top Gear” producer Oisin Tymon over a dispute at a hotel. Tymon filed a lawsuit against Clarkson and the BBC, prompting an apology from Clarkson and a £100,000 settlement. After Clarkson’s dismissal from “Top Gear,” Hammond, May, and executive producer Andy Wilman all left the program as well.
But now, Clarkson, Hammond, May, and Wilman are all returning for a new Amazon series “The Grand Tour.” It follows the gang as they travel to four continents in many different snazzy vehicles, not just sports cars, but also speedboats, tanks, and even a camel. Check out a trailer for the series below.
The series will feature many films shot on location as well as scenes with a studio audience. It’s produced by W. Chump and Sons, a production company founded by Clarkson, Hammond, May, and Wilman after the “Top Gear” debacle. The team has committed to three seasons and a total of 36 episodes.
“The Grand Tour” will stream weekly exclusively on Amazon Prime starting on November 18th.