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Amazon Signs Top Gear’s Clarkson, Hammond, and May for New Show ➝

James Vincent, writing for The Verge:

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have signed up for a new motoring show on Amazon Prime, set to air in 2016. The news ends months of speculation about the trio’s future on TV after the BBC refused to renew Clarkson’s contract following a “fracas” during filming this year. The deal is a major coup for Amazon’s streaming service, which lags behind rival Netflix, and although there are no details of how much the firm paid for the trio, a company insider told the London Evening Standard: “We have made a significant investment.”

I haven’t watched more than five minutes of Top Gear in my entire life, but the show’s fans talk about it like it’s absolutely legendary. This incarnation might not make its way into my regular rotation of shows, but I’ll certainly be watching when it’s eventually released.