With just over a month to go until the first episode of The Grand Tour hits Amazon Prime on 18 November, we’ve been treated to an action-packed trailer filled with terrible puns and amazing cars. We can’t wait.
For the uninitiated, The Grand Tour is the most exciting thing to happen since Clarkson, Hammond and May left Top Gear because… well… this is essentially Top Gear with Clarkson, Hammond and May. When the trio left the show, they were eagerly snapped up by Amazon to create a bigger and better car show to leave Top Gear in its shadow.
Amazon have been throwing money at this show. Firstly, it’s a three year, thirty-six episode contract. Secondly, you’ve probably seen advertisements for this show everywhere – from buses, to bus-stops, to TV adverts, Internet ads and virtually anywhere Amazon can pay money to have the show advertised. Furthermore, the trailer shows that The Grand Tour will travel between countries – with the audience being the local car-lovers of that area – sparing no expense on the cars that we’ll see.
Why are Amazon betting so big on the show? Well, you can only watch it on Amazon Prime, the company’s £79 per year (£7.99 per month) subscription plan for express deliveries, music, e-books and exclusive Amazon original content. If you want to watch The Grand Tour, Amazon will stand to earn a bit of money. The show will also entice customers away from Netflix, arguably Amazon’s biggest competitor in the streaming media market.
Expect the same boyish antics from Clarkson, May and Hammond as they travel the world. In the trailer Clarkson says, “Is the door broken?” May replies, “No, I’m broken. Can you hold the door.”
The Grand Tour, an Amazon Original Series, starts on 18 November through Amazon Prime.
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