The wait is almost over. The Grand Tour, Amazon’s upcoming automotive show featuring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will begin streaming episodes on November 18.
For those not up to speed (no pun intended), the aforementioned trio hosted a motoring show on the BBC for years called Top Gear. Sure, the actual automotive-related aspect of the show was good, but what really drew fans in was the chemistry between the three hosts and the wacky predicaments they’d often find themselves in.
I have a passion for cars but even my girlfriend, who has absolutely no interested in them whatsoever, really enjoyed Top Gear when they were still the hosts.
In March of 2015, Jeremy Clarkson got into an argument with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon. Tempers flared and things allegedly got physical which led to Clarkson’s dismissal from the show later that month. His loyal co-hosts soon followed suit and for a while, it seemed that their run was over.
Rumors that Amazon would somehow bring them back together seemed almost too good to be true but in July of last year, we learned that the e-commerce giant had indeed signed them on to produce a car show that would air exclusively on Amazon Prime (now you know why Amazon was so interested in inking a deal).
A new episode of The Grand Tour will debut each week and as we learned last year, there will be a minimum of three seasons.