Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond – famous for being the most successful presenters of the BBC Top Gear show – have named their new Amazon Prime show “The GranD Tour”.
Set to rival the BBC Top Gear which is expected to start later this month, The Grand Tour will see Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond to their thing on Amazon Prime. With the first season set to stream all over the world this fall it appears the name is derived from the fact that its action is also taking place all over the places across the big Earth. It also appears that in Top Gear style there will be a studio with audience for certain parts of the show but this time around the location will change according to each episode’s focus. If you’re a fan of the trio, you should keep in touch with Amazon news because the company will reveal the locations soon and will also host a lottery this summer for people wanting to be in the audience. “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?” commented Clarkson on Twitter, kind of explaining the idea.
Having a studio in different parts of the world seems laborious and pretty expensive, but since Amazon reaches many corners of the world it makes sense – especially if it will be able to tap different audiences each time. “I wanted to call it ‘Nigel,’ or ‘Roger.’ We needed a name, and they’re names,” quipped May about the show’s name, returning to the recurring gag that finding the name was a long and arduous process for the triumvirate.