Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have found a name for their new Amazon show.
After months of weird Tweets and nonsensical videos, former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have came up with a name for their new automotive show on Amazon. Drum roll please. The show will be called: The Grand Tour.
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While that sounds like a title to a novel, it’s an underwhelming name for the trio’s car show that will attempt to go head to head with the new Top Gear. However, the name also implies that the beloved team will embark on grander adventures, which is a good thing.
In a statement to The Guardian, Clarkson revealed the reasoning behind the new name. “We’ll be traveling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent,” stated Clarkson. “It’s a sort of ‘grand tour,’ if you like. So we’ve decided to call it The Grand Tour.” Even if you don’t like the name, the reasoning behind it makes sense.
Just like Top Gear, The Grand Tour will feature prerecorded films, as well as a studio portion, according to Variety. The one major difference, however, is the fact that the studio segment will take place in a different location every week. Vice President of Amazon Video, Europe Jay Marine, told Variety that the name of the show reflects its worldwide nature.
Well, that took a while…,” stated Marine. “After nine months of deep thought, debate and deliberation, the guys have come up with a name that reflects the global ambition of the new show. ‘The Grand Tour’ will be one of the most anticipated TV launches ever, and we’re excited to be bringing it to Amazon Prime customers around the world this autumn.”
According to Clarkson’s Twitter feed, The Grand Tour will have 12 episodes, which includes one Christmas special.
Have Clarkson, Hammond and May chosen a good name for their traveling Amazon show or should the trio go back to the drawing board?