Amazon wins race to sign Clarkson, Hammond and May

Amazon has confirmed Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will reunite to make a new car show exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

The show will be produced by the trio's long time executive producer Andy Wilman. The award-winning team have committed to three series as part of this landmark global TV deal. The first series will go into production soon and is scheduled to premiere for Prime members in 2016.

On working with Amazon, Jeremy Clarkson said: "I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship." Richard Hammond added: "Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant." James May said: "We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?"

"Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen" said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU. "Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. We can't wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016."

Clarkson, Hammond and May will join top talent making Amazon Original Series. "This is a golden age of television, a great time for TV makers and storytellers" added Jay Marine. "Our approach is to give programme makers creative freedom to be innovative and make the shows they want to make. This is just the start, you should expect to see more world-leading talent and the biggest shows on Prime Video."

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