Ever since Jeremy Clarkson punched the producer, it was the end. We always knew that the trio was friends before they were work colleagues so Top Gear as we knew was over, because punching a colleague in the first world is like game over, whether you’re Clarkson or just a clerk.
But, people love them, 350 million tuned in to Top gear from around the globe and that’s more than enough subscribers any media company would yearn to have them. NetFlix and ITV were leading the charge to sign up all three so they can bring us an automotive program back again but the media company we never knew was also in the race was Amazon Prime and they just announced to have signed up all three.
I’m very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
Sources are also saying that Top Gear’s executive producer, Andy Wilman has also signed up and he must have because the three of them we knew to be friends on screen but actually, there were four friends, Andy Wilman is as important to the show as the rest of them.
In a statement from Amazon, Clarkson said: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship.”
Hammond said: “Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.” And May added: “We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?”
Well for one, we’re excited that its happening, they are probably thinking and making the most anticipated show of 2016.