The battle between the new Amazon Prime car show and BBC’s revamped Top Gear could be taken to new grounds.
Presented by a team of six, comprising Chris Evans, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Jordan and Rory Reid, the new show could air in the States.
Netflix, as TheGuardian reports, and the British network are “in the early stages” of a syndication deal.
If it does materialize, it will pit the “new” Top Gear against as TG’s former hosts, namely Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
Amazon reportedly spent around £160 million (equivalent to $227 / €207 million) for Jezza, Captain Slow, The Hamster and their executive producer, Andy Wilman, after Clarkson’s “fracas”, which led to his sack from BBC. Before signing with Amazon, Clarkson was reportedly courted by Netflix and this makes the battle between the two shows even more interesting.
In the meantime, is under way for the as yet unnamed new show that is expected to air next fall.