Long time no see everyone,
The last couple of months have been pretty slow for news in the Top Gear TV show world. We know that Clarkson, Hammond, and May will be on Amazon Prime next year for a new show. We know that Chris Evans will lead a new lineup for a 23rd season of Top Gear. And, for the last couple of months, the future of Top Gear USA has been up in the air.
We still don't have much news in regards to CH&M's Amazon show. Recently it was revealed that Clarkson's lawyers had filed a trademark for 'Gear Knobs' and 'Speedbird'. The best guess would be the 'Gear Knobs' is the name of their new show - which would be absolutely hilarious if true - and 'Speedbird' is their new Stig-type character. Of course this hasn't been officially announced or even acknowledged by Amazon, the trio, or Andy Wilman so at this stage it is just speculation. Other than that we haven't really heard anything else in the way of news on this topic. Hammond's done a couple of interviews where he has mentioned the show but he hasn't given us anything new to talk about. And the show is still scheduled to debut this time next year!!!
Chris Evans' new Top Gear series is also a newsless topic. Recently there was some talk about the show being broadcast live. There's also been rumours abound with who will join Evans in the new lineup. We don't have anything concrete at this stage or any solid evidence which points to one person or another. So at this stage all we know is that Evans' Top Gear series is happening...
The only real news we've had is that Top Gear USA will be coming back for a fifth season. Personally, this excites me since I think Top Gear US has more recently become a pretty decent show. The news was confirmed by Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara - hosts of the show for those who don't know - on the 15th, 16th of September. They didn't announce an airdate but typically episodes don't sit on the shelf for more than four months from the beginning of filming so I'd peg the fifth season to go to air at the end of this year or the beginning of next year. It's nice to know that we'll at least have some familiarity in this regard despite all the changes that have been going on this year.