Calling all The Grand Tour fans! It’s been revealed that Amazon Studios will not be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s contract after 2024, which means that the popular car show is going to be coming to an end. This was met with a lot of anger from the fans of the series.
However, the reason why Amazon opted not to renew Clarkson’s contract, effectively cancelling two of Prime Video’s most popular shows: The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm. However, there is a small silver lining to this news.
Amazon revealed that they would be releasing all the seasons and episodes of both shows that were already in development. This means that the following four specials of the popular car show will all be released on the platform.
It also means that the next two seasons of Clarkson’s Farm will also be released on the streaming platform. However, after those seasons and specials are released, that will be it for both shows. There will be no more seasons of Clarkson’s Farm and no more The Grand Tour specials.
The Grand Tour will end after the next four specials are released
This news was revealed in an exclusive article over on Variety. They revealed that Amazon Prime Video is parting ways with Jeremy Clarkson mere weeks after his comments about Meghan Markle were published in the British tabloid, The Sun.
According to their sources, Amazon will not be working with Clarkson beyond seasons of The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm that have already been commissioned. This means that the notorious will not be appearing in any new shows on Prime Video beyond 2024.
However, there is a pretty strong chance that the final Grand Tour special won’t be released on Prime Video until 2025. Amazon didn’t make a public statement about this news, and neither did Clarkson.
Jeremy has been pretty silent on the whole thing. However, he did issue a public apology to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for what he wrote in his column in The Sun.
What will the trio do next?
One of the questions I had was, what will Clarkson do next? However, I’m also wondering about his colleagues on the popular car show: James May and Richard Hammond. Well, it seems as though May and Amazon will still be working together in the future.
It was announced last week that the third season of James May: Our Man In… series has been renewed, which is great news. In the first season, May travelled to Japan, and he went to Italy in the second season.
It was revealed in Deadline’s exclusive article on the news that May will be travelling to India in the third season, which sounds very intriguing indeed. As for Richard Hammond, he’s just started working on a new series. He revealed that he’s going to be making a show with Discovery+ about the restoration of old cars.
So, it sounds as though May and Hammond will be completely fine, but I’m sure they’ll be upset that their time working as a trio is going to be coming to an end. That said, another streaming platform could always swoop in and pick up the trio for another series.
However, I have a feeling that other streamers and networks might want to stay away from Clarkson for the time being. We’re just going to have to wait and see what ends up happening.
What do you make of this news? Are you sad to hear that The Grand Tour is going to come to an end after the upcoming four specials are released on Prime Video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
What do you make of this story? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! And if you enjoy listening to film podcasts, why not check out our podcast, The Small Screen Podcast, wherever you get your podcasts!