Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is focusing on original content and one of its projects features three stars. We’re talking about Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, who signed a huge contract with the retailer last year. The upcoming car show is said to be different from their previous show but it will inevitably bring back memories of Top Gear.
We don’t know much about the series but what we do know is that they have started filming. That is good news as we will get to watch it some time this year. Clarkson mentioned on a tweet that filming began on February 10, suggesting that we will get to watch them drive soon.
The Internet based retailer paid $250 million to bring them to a new car show. The deal is for three seasons of 12 episodes each. The three were part of Top Gear before Clarkson’s suspension and decided to sign with Amazon after the company decided not to renew their contracts.
Top Gear, which also coming back soon, was one of the most popular shows around the world when the three left. Clarkson was on the show for years, so it will be interesting to see the two series making their debuts this year.
The Amazon car series does not have a name but we do know that it won’t be another Top Gear. Clarkson wrote in a Sunday Times column last year that it’s going to be all new. Their old show is also working on the new episodes and recently announced its new presenters.
The new Top Gear team will now feature racing driver Sabine Schmitz, former motorsport team boss Eddie Jordan, YouTube star Chris Harris, actor Matt LeBlanc and motoring journalist Rory Reid. That is a big team and it will be interesting to see how the show introduces all of these names. I forgot to mention that the show has already signed Chris Evans and will be bringing back The Stig, so that is seven names.
Amazon’s upcoming car show does not have an exact date for its debut but it will probably be this year as they have started filming. Top Gear is also working on its new episodes and the two will compete soon.
What would you like to see in the Amazon show? What do you think about the new Top Gear team? Let us know in the comments.