In case you've been living under a rock for the past six months, here's something you should know: Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the BBC and is no longer leading Top Gear. In fact, James May and Richard Hammond refused to continue doing the show without him. Rumors swirled that the trio would be starting a new show on Netflix.
Today the trio have confirmed they are starting a new show, but...surprise surprise, it's not going to be with Netflix. The new show will actually be with Amazon Prime.
Hear that? That's the sound of millions of Top Gear viewers breaking out their credit cards and signing up for Amazon Prime.
Amazon tweeted it has a brand new ride on Twitter:
Then Clarkson tweeted an announcement:
I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo[Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015]
Then Clarkson started complaining (that didn't take long), though, hilarious:
.@AmazonVideoUK now saying I can't be their chief drone pilot. Apparently they want us to make a car show.[Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015]
Mr. May seems happy to be employed again:
Richard already got a haircut for his new gig:
I've got a job I've got a job I've got a job. Haircut, clean jeans and practice driving again. Forrrrwaaaaaaaard!![Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 30, 2015]
We don't yet know the name of this new show, but it will go into production soon. Streaming of the new creation will take place in 2016, exclusively on Amazon Prime.