'The Grand Tour' Is The Name Revealed By Former Trio Of Top Gear

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After many days of speculation, the ex-Top Gear hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have named their show on Amazon Prime as 'The Grand Tour'.

The show will be beamed through an online streaming platform called the Amazon Prime which is just like Netflix. The reason for the name came from the format of the show which sees the trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James may, will travel different countries and will be filmed inside a giant tent.

James May wasn't keen on this name saying, "I wanted to call it 'Nigel', or 'Roger'. We needed a name, and they're names."

As of now the trio have signed for three series of 12 episodes with each running 60 minutes and will be released on a weekly basis. The streaming of the series could start from September 2016. The filming started in October 2015 and Amazon has pumped in nearly 40-45 crores on each episode.

Since the episodes are being streamed online, there will be no commercial breaks and will be a continuous program. Not sure when this will be available in India, Netflix has already entered in India, Amazon Prime is yet to make its debut in India. These streaming videos via online is a paid to watch platform and you can watch for you pay for.

Meanwhile, the Top Gear show from BBC will have the first episode on May 29, 2016, which is hosted by Chris Evans and his team of Matt LeBlanc of Friends, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, F1 veteran Eddie Jordan, motoring journalist Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

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Story first published: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:51 [IST]
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