Fret not my dear car enthusiast friends, the boys are back! One Mr. Jenifer Clarkson, Mr. Richard Cheeseburger Hammond, and Captain James Slow-May, will be soon on our screens, together, in a holy trinity talking about cars, and then even driving them.
This is of course very exciting stuff. I’ve personally been waiting on this news for a very long time, while watching reruns of specials and episodes of old Top Gear. There is no word yet on what the shows to be called but the guys are very excited about this deal. Clarkson said “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship”. Hammond seems to be on board as well, at least I think.
Amazon also takes a huge step forward. Issuing the following Amazon Prime Video EU vice-president Jay Marine said: “Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen.” Adding “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 that delivers smiles to your door step came out of left field and swooped in the massive cash monster of a deal from right under Netflix. Just how big and how much are we talking here? Well, the old seasons of the show on BBC’s iPlayer last year generated 3.8 million viewers. To put that into perspective the most recent UFC (189) had only 847k viewers. Not to mention the huge numbers that Top Gear Episodes brought Netflix previously. With this deal Amazon moves closer to maybe one day posting a decent profit margin. But who cares! The boys are back, and they’re better than ever!
In conclusion Clarkson issued a statement to the BBC…