Jeremy Clarkson’s new car show The Grand Tour finally has a launch date

New episodes of Clarkson, Hammond and May's Amazon Prime series will become available every Friday

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It’s official: The Grand Tour kicks off on Friday 18th November…

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The first episode of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new car show will become available to Amazon Prime subscribers on the day, with new instalments in the 12-part series released weekly, each Friday, after that.

The series will be hosted from the trio’s new luxury tented studio, based in a different location each week, beginning with an episode in California, which is being filmed later this month. 

“The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world,” said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU. “We can’t wait for fans to see it weekly from 18th November.”

The series is the former Top Gear presenters’ first project together since Clarkson’s sacking by the BBC.

Executive producer Andy Wilman moved with them to Amazon, and when previewing the series earlier this year claimed Clarkson should have been fined rather than axed from the BBC.

The Grand Tour will air via Amazon Prime Video in the UK and globally, exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, although Wilman has said he isn’t against the series airing elsewhere after its first run on Amazon.

“I’d like it to be seen by as many people as possible, however that comes I don’t care. We’re in this new world now. Once it’s gone it’s Amazon’s show, they can do what they like,” he said.

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This is the first of three planned series featuring Clarkson, Hammond and May, a total of 36 episodes for Amazon.

Preview: The Grand Tour looks like the biggest, most exciting version of Top Gear ever

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