JEREMY CLARKSON, Richard Hammond and James May confirmed today that they will be back in front of the camera together, in a car show to be aired on Amazon Prime next year.
Writing on Twitter, Clarkson said he was “very excited”.
I’m very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with @AmazonVideo
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
In a statement Clarkson added: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship.” Filming will begin shortly, and the show will be available across the world on Amazon’s subscription service. The online retail giant has also signed Andy Wilman to produce the series, reuniting the core team that made Top Gear a worldwide success for the BBC.
“We have become part of the new age of smart TV,” said May, known to fans of the show as Captain Slow. “Ironic, isn’t it?” He and Hammond also also announced the news of their new jobs on Twitter.
I’ve got a job I’ve got a job I’ve got a job. Haircut, clean jeans and practice driving again. Forrrrwaaaaaaaard!! — Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 30, 2015
— James May (@MrJamesMay) July 30, 2015
Amazon Prime costs £79 a year, which includes free one-day delivery on items bought through Amazon, as well as access to 500,000 Kindle ebooks and 15,000 film and television titles on Prime Instant Video.
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 groundbreaking 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.”
The company said that fans of Clarkson, Hammond and May can sign up to receive the latest news on their new show by visiting the dedicated fan site.