Amazon has announced that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be reuniting to create “an all-new car show” that will be exclusively on Amazon Prime.
The new show will be produced by the old-time Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman and is scheduled to go into production “shortly.” It will apparently appear on screens in 2016.
Clarkson was fired by the BBC earlier this year after a violent drunken altercation with his producer.
Chris Evans, a TV and radio presenter, will take the helm of Top Gear and it has been rumoured he will be joined by former Formula 1 World Champion Jensen Button. Button currently races for McLaren.
Clarkson has signed a three-series deal, which will only be available to Amazon Prime customers.
Jeremy Clarkson has changed his bio on Twitter to reflect the change and even cracked a few jokes.
I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
.@AmazonVideoUK now saying I can't be their chief drone pilot. Apparently they want us to make a car show.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
Richard Hammond and James May also shared their excitement on twitter.
I've got a job I've got a job I've got a job. Haircut, clean jeans and practice driving again. Forrrrwaaaaaaaard!!— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 30, 2015
— James May (@MrJamesMay) July 30, 2015
Twitter is abuzz with this new development and has welcomed the trio with open arms.