Clarkson, Hammond & May sign Amazon deal
Former Top Gear stars sign a three season deal with Amazon Prime Video.
Former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have confirmed a deal with Amazon.
They have signed a three-season deal for its streaming service Prime Video, ending speculation on whether they would join ITV, Netflix or another player.
I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
The new show, which is as yet unnamed, will be produced by Andy Wilman, Top Gear’s long time executive producer, and is due to go into production shortly.
James May said of the new deal: “We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?”
“Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen,” said Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Prime Video EU. “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.”
Quite where this will land in Australia is unclear, although other original Amazon titles such as Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle have premiered on Stan while Bosch started this week on SBS.
Source: Hollywood Reporter