'Top Gear' Guys Basically Doing That Again but on Amazon Prime

July 30, 2015

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As is guaranteed in a rarely-exploited clause in the Amazon Prime user agreement, Amazon has given Jeremy Clarkson a new car show following his punching of a BBC producer. Clarkson, one of the hosts of the popular Top Gear, was fired back in March after a suspension related to his throwing a fist at his producer. Shortly after, his co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May threw down their leather dad jackets in support, voluntarily leaving the show themselves once they realized one isn't allowed to physically assault their higher-ups at the BBC. But now all three hosts--along with their longtime executive producer Andy Wilman--are headed to Amazon for a new series that, for legal reasons, will not be called Top Gear but will still be a show about these guys and cars. It will reportedly premiere at some point in 2016.

Said Clarkson, "I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship." So maybe that's what Tom Cruise should do for that next Mission: Impossible...

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