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Amazon Signs Deal with ‘Top Gear’ Crew for New Series

Amazon Signs Deal with ‘Top Gear’ Crew for New Series: Photo via BBC

Photo via BBC

Do you miss watching Top Gear? Well, you won’t have to watch reruns anymore thanks to Amazon. The company announced that the show’s hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a deal for a new motoring show that will air exclusively on Amazon Prime.

The news of the deal comes after the gentlemen left BBC earlier this year when Clarkson was fired for punching a producer. Soon after, it was rumored that they would launch with another broadcaster. In addition to the trio, Amazon brought on Executive Producer Andy Wilman, one of the chief creative forces behind the show’s resurgence, to work on the new series.

For Amazon this is a big deal considering Top Gear was one of the world’s most watched programs. If only a fraction of the show’s nearly 350 million viewers were to join Prime, Amazon will be rolling in cash—even moreso than usual.

According to Amazon, the first show will go into production shortly and air exclusively on Prime in 2016.

H/T Engadget

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