Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond sign Amazon Prime deal

Published Thursday, Jul 30 2015, 11:16 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will present a new car show on Amazon Prime streaming service.

It's great news for Top Gear fans, who have been eager to hear word the trio would continue to work together despite leaving the BBC motoring programme earlier this year.

Jeremy tweeted: "I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with Amazon." He later added: "Amazon now saying I can't be their chief drone pilot. Apparently they want us to make a car show."

Top Gear Live UK Arena Tour 2015 held at the Echo Arena Liverpool
James May, Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson


The trio's longtime producer Andy Wilman is also on board and production is slated to begin shortly with the show debuting on Amazon Prime next year. A title hasn't been announced yet.

According to Evening Standard, the new deal is for three series of the show and the programme will not feature The Stig. The paper claims the trio will be given "free creative reign" which was a major factor in their decision to sign.

Jeremy commented: "I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship."

Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Prime Video EU, said: "Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen. Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. We can't wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016."

Jeremy's contract with Top Gear was not renewed following his suspension in March over claims he attacked a show producer. Hammond and May later confirmed they would not be returning to the show either as they didn't want to continue on Top Gear without Jeremy.

BBC has since hired Chris Evans to host a new-look Top Gear, with rumours now swirling that Formula One driver Jenson Button could be among his new team.

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