The Grand Tour To Be Dropped By Amazon After Season 3?

Amazon has no plans to extend The Grand Tour’s to a fourth season, according to a report by the The Daily Mail.

When Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May signed with Amazon in 2015, their contract was for three seasons and 36 episodes. Two successful seasons have aired so far, but it doesn’t appear like Amazon will renew their contract.

The British tabloid reports that Clarkson has already lined up a new job as the presenter of a revamped ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ when The Grand Tour’s run comes to an end . Hammond, May, and the rest of The Grand Tour crew, though, may have to look elsewhere for employment.

“There is nothing to suggest they are going to do another one. No one has signed anything and employees are wondering where everyone will go once filming wraps,” a source familiar with the issue claims.

Clarkson declined to comment on the reports, while The Grand Tour producer Andy Wilman simply said the crew “is focusing on series three at the moment.”

The Grand Tour got off to a shaky start when it first aired in late 2016 due to a number of skits which quickly grew old, including ‘The American’ and the ‘Celebrity Brain Crash’. With a renewed focus, The Grand Tour hit its stride in the recently-concluded second season, ditching these elements and cementing its place as the world’s best motoring show.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I thought everyone knew this, this isn’t new news. they said from the start, “well do 3 seasons of fun and possibly mayhem” and then we’ll “shove off”

    • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

      I’ll keep dreaming that the infinitesimally small chance of the BBC rehiring Clarkson, Hammond and May becomes a reality

      • I doubt so, from what UK gossip column said is that Clarkson has massive ego, and that BBC is technically funded by public so they have extreme political correctness.

        Hammond meanwhile should do Nat Geo show again lol and I hope May can do his old show like Man Lab, Toy stories and that People’s car on other network.

  • LWOAP

    The contract was for three seasons. Seems to me like they are sticking with the plan. It’s hardly anything to get surprised about.

    • Bash

      Exactly my thought.

    • YUDHA BAGASKARA

      thinking that three seasons are enough

      • That’s not how TV works kiddo, They cancel a show when it’s no longer profitable. There is no such thing as “oh we just invest 100 million pounds, lets do just 3 season because it’s enough”.

        Let’s face it, GT is not as fun as it used to be and that more people watch it in illegal streams than watching Amazon Prime.

        • Shtekeris

          “Kiddo” – seriously? That’s exactly how this works if everyone knew they will end after 3 seasons. James May suggested he would retire after 3 years and there have been other obvious signs. If it was signed for 3 seasons, then it was signed for 3 seasons.

          • Well idk why you offend to that, I was talking to a kid there, yeah that guy with stupid smile profile pics who acts like a kid to me, his comment is usually quips from TG or some kind of internet warrior fanboi.

            And yeah usually show contract works in American tv is that a show is ordered by seasons, since TG already famous, Amazon didn’t hesitate in bidding war with Netflix and paid almost 100 millions GBP. That’s a lot of money for a show. And at first they put up 3 seasons. And no doubt with potential renewal in minds. And now Amazon is not interested on renewing the seasons, it implies GT boys and their production company approach them and ask for renewal.

          • GobbleUp

            No doubt. What a d bag comment she made.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          I didn’t know GT was fun at any point honestly. Last season had a few that were funny but not something I couldn’t wait to see the next one. The last episode, in my opinion, was downright offensive. Lots of funny moments, but generally just offensive. The whole series has seemed like they’ve just gone through the motions.

          Top Gear has won me over with LH&R and I doubt I will even watch season 3 of GT. As a team, CH&M are done…

          Honestly, I kinda wish they would have taken the great years at TG, and just went about doing something else. This show just seems forced and kinda a sad way to go out as a team.

          • I never really enjoy GT that much anymore honestly, they just rely too much on travel around the globe thing and make a car actually the second object for each segment. Especially the Mogadishu one… I really had no idea what is it about.

            I totally on you with new TG, they are not perfect and sometimes you can see the excessive scripting but it’s still a show about car nevertheless.

            What can I say? Those three are way past their prime.

  • john1168

    Well, this sucks. I haven’t been watching the show religiously but enjoyed watching a few shows at a time now and then. I knew they signed on for three seasons but I didn’t know it was ONLY going to be three seasons. I figured it was going to be renewed since Amazon tried so hard to get these guys. I wonder if these guys went with Netflix, if going beyond 3 seasons was more likely??? And I have to wonder if amazon signed these guys on for 3 years only to get more prime memberships knowing people probably won’t cancel after the show ends. I wonder if the money made off amazon memberships because of the show, was greater than paying for the show for only 3 years and then losing said show?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Bad news – if accurate. Hopefully, something gets done for more seasons.

  • Mr Mister

    The thing is you have to wonder if they want to continue. They were showing signs of being tired during Top Gear (there was one season where Hammond looked checked out like the whole season, but then he pepped up some the next, I think because people commented on it). I think they just wanted to stick it to the BBC and Top Gear and prove that they were the reason for the success. Well that and lots of money. I actually don’t care if they continue doing the show or not, but I hope they maybe do get together like once a year to do like a movie length “adventure” in the vein of the “specials” they could do BD-releases, or heck release it to theaters (or strike deals with Netflix, Amazon, etc).

  • AxlRock

    Whats actually shocking is that CS is using DM as a news source. As far as the Grand Tour is concerned, I love the trio but three seasons are enough. They’re getting old.

  • kachuks

    Please tell me that millionaire reboot is not going to be in the U.S.

  • Giannis Antypas

    That much lasted the “hype” after Clarkson’s punches.

  • I always thought Amazon “investment” is over priced. And now they realized that people who watch them mostly is international audience who pirated the thing. Also those 3 are getting too old, maybe not Hammond but you get my point.

    And meanwhile TG is slowly recovering and now they look good, even with some hollywood actor on it.

    • Trocadero

      Quite, Matt LeBlanc might be presenting it as as Joey from Friends, but none the worse for that.

      Last night’s Top Gear show filmed in Japan didn’t belittle the Japanese people and culture the way Clarkson & Co did in their last, to my mind, pathetic effort as The Grand Tour in I think Mogadishu.

      • That’s why I say even with some hollywood actor, after Evans departure he become the weak link but at least we can tolerate him.

        That’s the problem with TG and GT become travellouge. Sometimes I just miss when they test cars and just do banter in UK roads, you don’t have travel far far away to get some shot.

      • Bo Hanan

        Holla!

  • Probably for the best, the guys are getting tired. The last episode of this season was a disgrace. The worst travel special they have ever done. It was boring, it was monotonous, it showed nothing of the natural or cultural beauty of the country and they came off as spoiled jerks.

    • Scherpereel Clement

      I don’t totaly disagree with you . Even as a fanboy I found that they trying to hard sometime. Like all those fish conservation “technics” were stupid. Come on, drying the fish on a bike ?! Not closing the fishtank ?
      I wish they were a bit more serious like when they made the amphibious record. That was pretty cool.

      • They need to be creative and they need to be funny, and this Mozambique episode was neither of that. Even though they have all the budget. It’s a pity!

  • klowik

    doesn’t matter, I found their show bloated with too much BS..I just need to know how good the car is, some test drive on track or trails, what’s special in it and some comparison against some competitors, that’s all.. I’d rather watch Chris Harris youtube channel on cars. that’s more direct

  • stephen 12

    Jeremy has denied this report so he has, he said it the Daily Mail do you believe them they have a special out this summer and season 3 in november amazon just said here season 4 and 5 at the end off it.

  • Bo Hanan

    3 little old ladies who need to hang it up.

  • Scherpereel Clement

    Netflix coule buy the next 3 season 😉

  • AxlRock

    Daily mail

    • supermanuel

      AKA, Daily Fail or ‘shitrag’.

  • Kagan

    I hope so! Totally crap!

  • GobbleUp

    Terrible show. Should have canned it after season one.

  • Alex AJ

    They should at least keep going with the specials (North Pole, Bolivia, Vietnam, Burma…). 2-3 specials a year and I’ll be happy. Those are the best episodes anyways.

  • lousydead

    No. This is a baseless rumor. Amazon just made a deal with them for a 3-year contract, that’s the only thing driving this rumor, it’s been a success, i love the show, and expect them to get a new contract.

  • Juan Carlos Mansilla

    They have to return to Top Gear

  • drc

    These guys jumped the shark so many years ago I’m surprised anyone would pay to watch the same old slapstick year after year.

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