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Amazon wins race to sign Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for new car show available exclusively for Amazon Prime members

Global deal sees trio reunite with first season scheduled to  premiere in 2016

New car show joins Prime Video stable of critically-acclaimed and  award-winning Amazon Original Series, adding to the largest selection of movies  and TV shows of any video streaming service in the UK

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London  - 30 July 2015 – Amazon today announced that Jeremy  Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will reunite to make a new car show  available exclusively to 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 seasons as part of this landmark global TV deal. The first season 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.”

Customers  can sign up to receive the latest news on this new show by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/GuessWhosBack.

Clarkson,  Hammond and May will join top talent making Amazon Original Series that will  premiere on Prime Video in 2015 and early 2016. These  include Hand of God starring  Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) and Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Red  Oaks starring Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Paul Reiser (Mad  About You), The Man in the High Castle from Executive Producer of The  X-Files Frank Spotnitz and Executive Producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner),  the company’s first docu-series, The New  Yorker Presents, as well as second seasons of the multi-Golden  Globe-winning comedy Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle starring Gael  Garcia Bernal (Rosewater) and  Bernadette Peters (Smash), and Bosch, from Michael Connelly and  starring Titus Welliver (Lost).

Amazon also resurrected hit British drama Ripper  Street, starring Matthew Macfadyen (Spooks), Jerome Flynn (Game  of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (The Divide) and MyAnna Buring (The  Twilight Saga). Amazon produced third series of the Victorian crime drama  launched in November 2014 to critical and customer acclaim; a fourth season of  the show is now in production.

“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.”

Prime  members can enjoy Amazon Original Series and other Prime Video movies  and TV shows using the Amazon Video app. The Amazon Video app is available on  hundreds of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Roku, smart  TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic, the Xbox,  PlayStation, and Wii game consoles, as well as on mobile devices like Fire  tablets, Fire phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets and phones. Customers  can also watch online at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo

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About Prime  Video – Offering The Largest Selection of Any Online Video Streaming Service in  the UK
  Amazon  Prime offers members the largest selection of any video streaming service in  the UK with unlimited access to over 15,000 popular movies and TV episodes –  all at no additional cost to their Prime membership.

Prime offers members stunning picture clarity with Amazon Original  content available in Ultra HD on compatible Sony, Samsung and LG Ultra HD smart  TVs. Amazon Prime is also the first video service to offer  titles in high dynamic range (HDR). HDR brings greater contrast to the screen  with brighter colours, enhanced shadow details and distinct highlights to make  images appear vivid, rich and lifelike, more so than ever before.

Amazon Prime programming is available on more than 400 devices, including Amazon Fire TV and the newly  released Fire TV Stick, Fire  tablets, iPad, Android tablets, iPhone, Amazon  Fire Phone, Android phones Xbox,  PlayStation, Wii and Wii U, and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo.  In addition to this vast selection of movies  and TV shows available at no additional cost to Prime members, all customers  can also choose from more than 50,000 popular movies and TV episodes available  to digitally rent or buy through Amazon Instant Video.

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