After months of deliberation and lots of useful suggestions from the
public, for which the guys are very grateful, Amazon has today announced
that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May have chosen a name
Because they are taking their new Amazon Prime show around the world,
they have decided it will be called: The Grand Tour
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2016--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—“Thing is,” said Jeremy Clarkson, “We’ll be travelling the
world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent.
It’s a sort of ‘grand tour,’ if you like. So we’ve decided to call it
‘The Grand Tour.’”
James May admitted to being underwhelmed by the name. “I wanted to call
it ‘Nigel,’ or ‘Roger.’ We needed a name, and they’re names.”
Richard Hammond was more positive. “I already love camping,” he
enthused, “But this is something else. We are like our pioneering and
prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of
broadcasting, and making our home where...” But at this point Clarkson
and May strangled him with a guy rope.
The Amazon Prime show will feature short films shot in different
locations around the globe and the studio audience portion of the
showcase will also take place at a different location around the world
every week. The pre-recorded studio sections of the program will be
filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent.
Therefore in this spirit of travel, adventure and intrigue, the
presenters have decided to call the show The Grand Tour.
“Well, that took a while...” said Jay Marine, VP of Amazon Video Europe.
“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.”
The Grand Tour will launch this fall for Amazon Prime members and
the new travelling format means Amazon customers around the world will
have the chance to be in the audience when tickets are released through
a sweepstakes this summer. Details of the location schedule and
information on how to apply for tickets will be announced shortly. Fans
can follow The Grand Tour on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thegrandtour)
and Twitter (www.twitter.com/thegrandtour)
and at www.amazon.com/thegrandtour
to get news about the show first.
Amazon announced in 2015 that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James
May would reunite to make a new car show available for Amazon Prime
members. The show is 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 went into
production in late 2015, and the series will premiere for Prime members
The Grand Tour joins Amazon Prime’s line-up of award-winning and
critically-acclaimed TV shows and movies, which includes series like Mr.
Robot, Downton Abbey, The Americans, Orphan Black, and Amazon
Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The
Man in the High Castle and kid series Tumble Leaf, and
Chi-Raq. Prime members can choose to stream or download from Prime
Video, to make keeping up with their new favorite shows effortless,
whether on the move or at home.
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