The first teaser for former “Top Gear” hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new Amazon series “The Grand Tour” looks, well, a hell of a lot like “Top Gear.”
The brief clip features the three taking some insanely fast cars out for a ride on a racetrack. It also reveals a Nov. 18 launch date for the new show, which has a three season commitment on Amazon.
Clarkson was fired by the BBC last year after assaulting a “Top Gear” producer, and Hammond and May resigned shortly thereafter.
Clarkson reportedly spent 20 minutes berating Oisin Tymon before physically assaulting him during a fracas over the lack of hot food after filming.
Hammond and James May said that they wouldn’t return to the show without their colleague, calling the idea a “non-starter” that “just wouldn’t work.”
British radio personality Chris Evans and former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc took over hosting duties for “Top Gear,” but fans declared the new duo “Flop Gear” upon their debut.
Ratings for “Top Gear” plummeted soon after, with the series finale drawing an all-time low of 1.9 million viewers in the U.K. Evans stepped down as a host of the series after just one season.
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