Former 'Top Gear' Hosts' Amazon Series Gets Launch Date

The Hollywood Reporter

After over a year's buildup, The Grand Tour - Amazon's new big-budget motoring show from former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond - finally has a launch date. 

Previously teased as coming in "the fall" by Amazon's Roy Price, the first episode of The Grand Tour is set to arrive on Nov. 18, with new installments released on Amazon Prime Video each Friday.

The first episode will see the hosts in California in their first studio tent recording, with the tent then moving around the world with them for each show.

The trio signed up for three seasons of The Grand Tour - for a fee rumored to be in the region of $250 million - after Clarkson's high-profile departure from the helm of the BBC's flagship motoring show Top Gear in early 2015 for punching a producer. 

The revamped Top Gear, featuring U.K. media personality Chris Evans alongside Friends alum Matt LeBlanc as co-presenters, took a hammering from critics over the summer and disappointed in the ratings, with Evans eventually announcing he would be stepping down before the first season even finished.

Many expect the knives to be out for Clarkson when he returns to screens in November, although he does have the benefit of streaming video services' secretive approach to ratings.

See a video for The Grand Tour below.


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