Breaking News: Top Gear fans rejoice with news that the hit BBC 2 show is being (re-)ignited for the US Market. After NBC nearly brought the UK show Stateside in 2008, History (Channel) announced today that it is partnering with BBC Worldwide for a 10-episode commitment. The show went into production this week.
The spin-off will see Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond replaced with comedian Adam Ferrara, stunt driver Tanner Foust, and reporter Rutledge Wood. “The history of the automobile and the history of America are intimately intertwined — to celebrate one is to celebrate the other,” History president and GM Nancy Dubuc said.
“We’ll stay true to the original format and add a sense of the American car culture.”
Look for the US version to air Fall 2010.