MotorTrend Group and BBC Studios are buckling themselves in for a new 24-episode “Top Gear America” series, which will first be available on SVOD and, later, the MotorTrend cable channel.
The new “Top Gear America” will go into production this summer for a fall debut. We do not yet have hosts.
Additionally, as part of the multi-year agreement, SVOD service the MotorTrend App will get the entire available library of the British “Top Gear” series beginning June 4, which is more than 200 episodes.
“MotorTrend’s heart is with motoring fans and car enthusiasts everywhere. We’re thrilled to embrace one of our favorite shows and give audiences unprecedented access to hundreds of hours of ‘Top Gear UK,’ while also adding some uniquely MotorTrend touches to the franchise,” said Alex Wellen, global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group. “‘Top Gear’s’ brand, stories, and personalities are a natural fit for MotorTrend as we continue our mission to embrace, entertain and empower the motoring world.”
“The MotorTrend audience will soon get to enjoy the entertainment that ‘Top Gear’ has been delivering to the world for decades. From amazing cars, to epic road trips and hysterical antics, viewers will get lost in their favorite mix of entertainment, comedy and cars,” states Matt Forde, managing director of international production & formats, BBC Studios. “We look forward to working with the MotorTrend team to bring the new U.S. version to new and returning fans.”
Watch a compilation video of “Top Gear” highlights mixed in with a “T.G. America” teaser above.