It took a few months of massive gossip news to arrive on that long awaited day!
Amazon and the Top Gear trio officially signed a 3 year contract for the show that will exclusively be an Amazon Prime product.
Seems like the team is happy about that fact!
I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
I've got a job I've got a job I've got a job. Haircut, clean jeans and practice driving again. Forrrrwaaaaaaaard!!
— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 30, 2015
Good news! I've got a job with @AmazonVideoUK. Bad news! So have the other two. #AmazonPrime #ItSaysHere
— James May (@MrJamesMay) July 30, 2015
For sure, Amazon also secured former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman who’s an old school friend of Clarkson’s and the figure credited with the show’s revival in the early 2000s.
Amazon now has the global rights to the show which means that it should appear on the $99/year Prime Instant Video in the US, UK, and other markets.
There’s a solution for Top Gear fans who don’t have access to Amazon Prime. The Wall Street Journal notes that Amazon has the power to license rights to the show to other broadcasters.
The program is reported to start this fall.