Clarkson's Farm season 2 release date and latest news for Amazon Prime Video series
Diddly Squat will reopen its doors for a second season on Prime Video.
We’ll soon be seeing more of Jeremy Clarkson’s exploits at Diddly Squat Farm, despite Clarkson’s recent controversial behaviour, which resulted in Amazon announcing they won’t be working with the TV presenter beyond seasons of The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm that have already been commissioned.
This means that Clarkson is set to remain on Prime Video for another two years, with season 2 set to land on the streaming site this month, and season 3, which is in production, expected to air in 2024.
A trailer for season 2 recently landed, picking back up with Clarkson, his farmhand Kaleb Cooper and the rest of the team, and giving fans a taste of what to expect.
The footage reveals Clarkson's grand plans for a meat-only restaurant, as well as him falling over a tractor and the almost death of a mouse.
So, when exactly will Clarkson's Farm season 2 arrive on Prime Video, what's going to happen and why were there season 2 cancellation rumours? Read on for everything you need to know about the new season.
Clarkson's Farm season 2 release date on Amazon Prime
Clarkson's Farm season 2 will land on Amazon Prime Video on 10th February 2023.
The first season saw Jeremy Clarkson, aka Britain’s most unlikely farmer, spend a year attempting to learn the workings of his farm, Diddly Squat, aided by a host of hilarious characters – all of whom are set to return too.
The show was renewed for a second season early on in 2022, with Clarkson announcing the news in a statement.
“I’m absolutely delighted that, once again you’ll be able to spend some time with Cheerful Charlie, Gerald, Lisa and of course, Kaleb,” Clarkson said. “We are such a happy team.”
The Grand Tour host himself made a video announcing the news, though tractor driver Kaleb seems to have a suggestion for a new title for the show...
Amazon boss Dan Grabiner added: “Clarkson’s Farm is Jeremy’s unfiltered love letter to farming. It is that authenticity, charm and humour, combined with the farm’s fantastic characters, which have made the series such a remarkable hit with audiences.”
What will Clarkson's Farm season 2 be about?
A statement released by Amazon Prime Video teased what fans can expect from the second season, which will bring a “deeper insight into another year on Diddly Squat Farm as Jeremy aims to diversify, expanding his limited agricultural knowledge under the watchful eye of his no-nonsense team”.
Tractor driver Kaleb, aka the “22-year-old foetus”, is set to return, as are stonewall builder favourite Gerald, advisor Cheerful Charlie and Jeremy’s partner Lisa, who will continue developing her shopkeeping skills.
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The statement continued: “Series 2 promises to bring more laughs, triumphs and tribulations, and of course more farming faux pas, as we follow Jeremy and co on their agricultural adventure.”
Clarkson's Farm season 2 trailer
Yes, watch below. The trailer for the new instalment teases Clarkson's ambitious plans as well as the battle he could have on his hands to see his ideas come into fruition...
In the footage, Clarkson's plans to diversify his operation with a restaurant are soon met with a frosty reception by Oxford's council in the footage, with Clarkson attending a council meeting where it is said: "The applicant's conduct is shameful. It indicates a 'give me an inch and I'll take a mile attitude'."
Was Clarkson's Farm season 2 cancelled?
As detailed above, Clarkson's Farm season 2 is going ahead along with an already-commissioned season 3, but Variety reports the presenter won't appear in any new shows on Prime Video beyond 2024.
According to the streaming network, this is unrelated to the presenter's recent comments in The Sun newspaper regarding Meghan Markle.
It was initially reported in Variety that the streamer would be axing Clarkson's shows, while the presenter himself had said on Instagram that Amazon was "incandescent" about his column in The Sun, in which he had said that he "hate[s]" Markle and dreams of crowds throwing "lumps of excrement at her".
However, The Telegraph has since reported that any cancellation of Clarkson's projects would be unrelated to the column, with a senior figure connected to Amazon telling them: "Any speculation that this has anything to do with anything like that [Harry and Meghan] is nonsense."
Meanwhile, a media analyst also told the publication that: "Amazon’s only interest in anything it makes or sells is does it make a profit?"
The report therefore suggests that the projects are being axed due to production costs and low viewing figures, with Clarkson himself being "expensive" for the streamer and his shows not rating well outside of the UK. The report suggests that demand for Clarkson’s Farm in the US is 30 per cent lower than demand for the average show.
In December 2022, revealed on Instagram that Amazon bosses were “incandescent” at his comments in an apology for the column in which he suggested he wanted to "throw lumps of excrement" at Markle.
"Usually, I read what I’ve written to someone else before filing, but I was home alone on that fateful day, and in a hurry," he wrote. "So when I’d finished, I just pressed send. And then, when the column appeared the next day, the land mine exploded.
"It was a slow rumble to start with and I ignored it. But then the rumble got louder. So I picked up a copy of The Sun to see what all the fuss was about. We’ve all been there, I guess.
"In that precise moment when we suddenly realise we’ve completely messed up. You are sweaty and cold at the same time. And your head pounds. And you feel sick. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Had I really said that? It was horrible."
The TV host revealed that he had also e-mailed Harry and Meghan directly to apologise for his column.
"On Christmas morning, I e-mailed Harry and Meghan in California to apologise to them too. I said I was baffled by what they had been saying on TV but that the language I’d used in my column was disgraceful and that I was profoundly sorry," he said.
In Clarkson's December 16th column, the Grand Tour presenter wrote in reference to Markle: "I hate her. Not like I hate [Scottish National Party leader] Nicola Sturgeon or [British serial killer] Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level."
He continued: "At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her."
Clarkson previously issued a brief statement on 19th December, writing on Twitter: "I put my foot in it."
He said: "In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones and this has gone down badly with a great many people."
This isn't the first time rumours have swirled about season 2's cancellation, with speculation that Clarkson's Farm might have been cancelled before the news of its season 2 renewal broke in 2022.
Despite the first run releasing in June 2021, fans had already begun a Change.org petition to get a second season commissioned. Clarkson himself had urged fans to “write to Amazon” if they wanted to see him and the gang on screen again.
A second season was confirmed on 21st July 2021, just over a month after the first season was released.
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