It mightn’t have the same exciting ring to it as Top Gear, but the boys over at Amazon are assuring audiences that their new motoring show, The Grand Tour, will do things differently by taking its renowned exploits abroad.
BBC detractors Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond today unveiled the name of their streaming show, adding that each episode will take place in a different country. This announcement comes closely after the debut of the revamped Top Gear trailer hosted by Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and more.
Those who want to watch the premiere of The Grand Tour will need to have Amazon Prime whilst live audiences can get their tickets through prize draws. The goal of the new show is to differentiate itself from the Top Gear studio format. What the trio do have on their side is Top Gear’s long-time producer Andy Wilman who also left the BBC to join Clarkson an co.
In a statement for the name reveal, Clarkson said: “We’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country. It’s sort of a ‘grand tour’, if you like. So we’ve decided to call it ‘The Grand Tour’.”
Naturally the banter flowed through from the co-hosts. “I wanted to call it ‘Nigel’, or ‘Roger,'” said May. “We needed a name, and they’re names.”
Hammond was more positive about the new name adding, “I already love camping, but this is something else”.
“We are like our pioneering and prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of broadcasting.”
We’ll keep you guys posted if a trailer pops up.
So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 11, 2016