Amazon's Top Gear News, Title, and Updates: Gear Knobs Title Debunked, and Only Speedbird Left; Team Now Started Filming
Currently, the former Top Gear Trio (Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond) are in production for the upcoming Amazon Top Gear. That's the thing, until now no one knows what to call the show. Whilst there are rumors that I'll be 'Gear Knobs' however Jeremy Clarkson debunked this. All that's left is Speedbird.
Here's the latest on 'Amazon's Top Gear' premier date, news, and updates.
Jeff Bezos (Founder and CEO of Amazon) mentioned that it took a lot of money to persuade the trio to do a 'Top Gear Reboot' for Amazon Prime. In his own words the trio is "very, very, very expensive". But he also mentioned that they are very worth it.
In Jeff Bezos interview with the Sunday Telegraph, he confirmed that indeed, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are doing a show for Amazon.
He added, "I think we're in a golden age of television, so if you go back in time even just five years, you couldn't get A-list talent to do TV serials, or, if you could, it was a rare thing. But that's flipped completely. The investment is very high now in serialised TV, and the amount of time you have to tell a story is much greater. That format change opens up a lot of storytelling possibilities, which, when mixed with the movie-like production standards, and the A-list talent, is why we're seeing amazing television."
He then said that the trio knows "they're worth a lot, and they know it". Bezos didn't mention exactly how much the trio cost, but according to th New York Post the show could be costing $250m (£160m).
Bezos added, "We have a lot of things in the pipeline, which I think viewers in the UK and around the world are going to love. And I think Clarkson's new show is going to be one of those."
Andy Wilman the old producer of the show [Top Gear] is also joining the trio. According to The Independent, "Although the Amazon online show will not compete with Top Gear in scheduling terms, insiders have spoken of the great ambition of Wilman and his team."
What is it Going to be Called?
According to Buzzfeed;
"After months of speculation, the trio announced they had signed with Amazon on 30 June. Just two weeks earlier, Clarkson's law firm Olswang quietly registered the trademark "Gear Knobs", ensuring it can be used for television shows and all manner of merchandise relating to driving and cars."
However, the attorneys also seens to have registered a trademark for 'Speedbird', but it seems like 'Gear Knobs' more likely.
James May even took to Twitter to give us a hint; tweet below:
- James May (@MrJamesMay) September 15, 2015
However, recently, Jeremy Clarkson debunked the rumors that the show will be called 'Gear Knobs' rather. tweet below:
I see that many people think our new show is called Gear Knobs. Well you heard it here first. It isn't.
- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) October 9, 2015
Additionally, he also showed a photo of the three of them back together on the road. Photo below:
With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun. pic.twitter.com/8PaYvke5il- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) October 7, 2015
Since, it's not Gear Knobs, I'm placing my bet on Speedbird.
There's still no premier date for 'Top Gear Reboot', but Wilman told the Radio Times the team would begin working on the new series as soon as they came back from summer holidays. He continued saying, "I can't tell you how good it feels to get the chance to produce something from scratch. We're all really excited. No one telling us what we can and can't do, just us hopefully producing great programmes. It feels really liberating."