Oh shit! It's official finally. Nice. Does Amazon do episode dumps like Netflix does? A show like this I'd prefer in a weekly format to be honest.
looks like they got some of the Top Gear crew with them.
Guess Who's Back is the name of the show?
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are reuniting to create an all-new car show, exclusively for Amazon Prime. The show will be produced by the trio’s long time executive producer Andy Wilman. On working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson said “I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.” The first show will go into production shortly and arrive exclusively on Amazon Prime in 2016.
wow i wonder why they went with amazon instead of netflix, kind of surprising. i thought netflix had a much bigger global reach, does amazon even sell shit in places like the middle east or asia
Prime streaming is available in like 5 countries? Netflix is around 60, BBC pushed Top Gear out to over 200.
My guess would be Amazon will license the show to TV networks in countries where their the streaming service isn't available.
Yea but it's probably a hot ticket item and I assume Amazon can just buy whatever they want at this point whereas Netflix was almost sunk a couple of years ago.
Much happier its on prime, haven't had Netflix in awhile and didn't really want it for basically just this show
Producer Andy Wilman told Broadcast that it was the promise of a reported £160 million budget that saw Clarkson and his crew join the streaming service.
This means the show will have a budget of around £4.5m per episode, making it Amazon's biggest original content to date and one of the most expensive UK shows ever.
Clarkson, Hammond and Mays new Amazon series has a Â£160 million budget - one of the most expensive UK shows ever - Top Gear News - TV - Digital Spy
Jeremy getting fired is probably the best thing that could have happened to that show. This can turn out be fantastic TV. No holds barred production with no TV network (political correctness) to hold them back and a massive budget increase.
Ill be happy if they can equal the bbc's quality and creativity. My worry is the lack of clout a show on amazon has over something from the bbc
4.5 Million pounds per episode!!
Holy shit, that's massive.
Thinking about it, they could nearly front up and buy a Porsche 918, LaFerrari and Mc P1 just for the purpose of doing the true 3 way test and as a big fuck you to the shit that those companies tried to pull earlier.
I know it's not that easy, but they actually could lay the money down
They buy each of those cars using show money, have the "best one" race competition thing. Then they race all 3 against one another on their track where they ultimately destroy the cars, just like they have done previously in countless other episodes. That would be legendary.
Money doesn't matter, you can't even buy those cars unless the car maker lets you. They were going to just borrow the cars but then the car company's said anyone who let them do that would be blacklisted and never be allowed to buy another super car from them again.
They either get the car makers on board and in that case they'll get to test the cars for free. Or they find some rich fucks that don't give a shit about never owning the next super car from Mclaren.