Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed that the new car show, produced by Amazon, won’t be called “Gear Knobs”.
Rumors on a possible name of the new car show produced by Amazon and hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have emerged last month when a trademark filing for the “Gear Knobs” name has been made by a law firm, which is strongly connected to Jezza, but this is not accurate as the former Top Gear presenter has announced via Twitter.
“I see that many people think our new show is called Gear Knobs. Well you heard it here first. It isn’t”, said Clarkson.
The new car show is being produced by Amazon Prime for its online instant video service. A total of three seasons have been announced so far, each one with 12 episodes, which will be approximately 1 hour long. The first season will air in the fall of 2016 and chances are the episodes will be released in a weekly format, similar to Top Gear. However, the final format of the show hasn’t been announced yet but we have seen what is believed to be a hypercar comparison for the first episode, in which the three presenters will be testing the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1. In a related story, the old Top Gear show will be hosted by British television and radio personality Chris Evans. It seems that he will be the only presenter of the show. However, the Stig will be kept in the format.