The trio are in talks with the streaming service, with one source claiming the new show might be called 'House of Cars' - nice.
Jeremy Clarkson could be returning to screens alongside his former ‘Top Gear’ pals Richard Hammond and James May. The trio are reported to be in talks with Netflix to launch a new car-based show in the wake of Clarkson’s exile from the BBC.
According to the Daily Mirror, one name being considered for the revamped show is ‘House of Cars’, an explicit and cheeky reference to the success of Kevin Spacey’s original political drama ‘House of Cards’ which found a home on the streaming service. An insider told the British paper “If it goes ahead, they're planning to call it ‘House of Cars’, which is just genius.”
James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson (l-r) are reportedly in talks with Netflix
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Richard Hammond - Richard Hammond and Carl Fogarty attend a charity motorbike event Bike4life. The pair led out 4000 motorbikes in aid of Bike4life departing from Meole Brace and arriving at RAF Cosford museum, Telford. - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Sunday 26th April 2015
The upcoming shows have been renamed 'Clarkson, Hammond and May Live' since the host’s sacking.
Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly agreed to keep quiet over his recent sacking by the BBC so that the planned ‘Top Gear Live Shows’ can go ahead. Clarkson was axed as host of the long running motoring series last month after a ‘fracas’ involving one of the show’s producers.
'Top Gear' fans will be able to see Clarkson, Hammond and May reunited at the upcoming live shows.
Clarkson is said to have reached an agreement with the BBC so the now renamed live show can go ahead as planned in May. The series of live shows, which are co-owned by BBC Worldwide will start in Belfast on 22 May and not feature any ‘Top Gear’ branding or The Stig.
The BBC's director-general, Tony Hall has reportedly received death threats since Clarkson was dropped as host of the BBC show.
The fallout from Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Top Gear’ exit is showing no signs of ending anytime soon, as some fans of the show just can’t get over the fact the long running host has been ousted. According to CNN, BBC director-general Tony Hall has even received death threats in the days following his announcement of Clarkson’s departure from the series.
Former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson.
"Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill," the Metropolitan Police confirmed to CNN in a statement. The threat is said to have been reported on Wednesday, with police adding that it was made by email. ”The content of the message suggests (it was sent) from outside the UK,” the Met. statement continued.
North Yorkshire Police have asked the BBC for a copy of the report that led to the 'Top Gear' presenter being dismissed on Wednesday.
On the same day it was announced that he had been sacked by the BBC after a ‘fracas’ with a ‘Top Gear’ producer, things could be about to get even worse for Jeremy Clarkson. Sky News confirmed that North Yorkshire Police has asked the BBC for its report in to the incident, and may charge him “where necessary”.
54 year old Clarkson was told on Wednesday by BBC Director General Tony Hall that his contract with the corporation will not be renewed. Hall is publishing the findings of the internal investigation, and has been asked by police for a copy of the report, leading to the possibility of an assault charge against the presenter.
Ex-'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson riding around London
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Clarkson was suspended from ‘Top Gear’ earlier this month, after a "fracas" involving one of the show’s producers.
Suspended ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson has said he believes “protest never works”, despite a petition calling for him to be reinstated by the BBC reaching one million signatures. Clarkson made the comments in his weekly column for British newspaper The Sun, just days after launching into a foul mouthed rant against the BBC.
Suspended 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson
"The simple truth of the matter is this: Protest never works. Because we are all plankton. And the world is run by whales,” Clarkson wrote. “Oh, you can be a big and important plankton but that doesn't make a jot of difference if a whale has decided to eat you up.”
Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on March 10th after a “fracas” involving one of the show’s producers.
James May and Richard Hammond are said to be refusing to film another episode of ‘Top Gear’ without their currently suspended co-host Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC since March 10th and the presenter’s fate is currently being decided pending the result of an internal investigation.
Clarkson is currently suspended from 'Top Gear' and the BBC
According to The Mirror the two presenters have turned down filming any more episodes of the motoring series which would feature mainly recorded segments with some of footage of Hammond and May in the studio.
James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson - The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was featured on last night's episode of BBC Top Gear, with Jeremy Clarkson describing the sport as "brilliant" and James May stating that it is "pound for pound the most exciting sport in the world." Broadcast to millions of people worldwide, the special rallycross feature followed Top Gear presenter James May as he took on a number of World RX stars at the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar. More than 5.4 million people tuned in to watch the rallycross segment of Top Gear in the UK alone. Filmed at Lydden Hill race circuit - home to the British round of World RX - the show began with May introduced to his rallycross tutor: US based Top Gear presenter, Tanner Foust. The American, who is a regular World RX driver having won at Lydden Hill twice before, gave May key advice on how to handle the RX Supercar which he described as a "turbo-charged tornado with more torque than a Ferrari 458." Foust added: "These cars are quicker than a Formula One car off the line... it is four-wheel-drive and they are amazingly stable." In a bid to help May in his rallycross mission, co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond watched their colleague in action from Lydden Hill's race control tower. The pair stood in as May's less than helpful spotters as the three presenters communicated throughout the racing via intercom. At the end of the feature, the camera reverted to the studio as the three presenters introduced the audience to the same VW Marklund Polo that May had driven at Lydden Hill. "We have to say... rallycross is brilliant," declared Clarkson. Hammond agreed, and added: "It is - it's fabulous to watch because from the start line to the finish line, the drivers drive as fast as they can." Despite Foust's best efforts at teaching May how to drive the 600bhp World RX Supercar, the final race saw the Englishman lapped by his American tu at Lydden Hill race circuit - Kent, United Kingdom - Monday 9th March 2015
Sheeran is the first guest of the new series of 'Top Gear', and apparently ran the car off the track on a number of occasions.
He may have achieved total mastery of the pop world, but Ed Sheeran demonstrated this week that his skills on the road leave quite a lot to be desired. According to BBC's Newsbeat, the star crashed ‘Top Gear’’s ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ during filming of a regular segment of the popular show, whose new episode is due to be broadcast this weekend.
The singer, whose second album X was the biggest-seller of 2014 in the UK, does not hold a driving license and had apparently never driven a car before, so it’s hardly surprising that the red Vauxhall Astra left the track and entered the grass on a number of occasions.
Ed Sheeran reportedly crashed the 'Top Gear' 'Reasonably Priced Car' this week
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After a scandal-hit 2014, producer Andy Wilman admits that he's debating whether to make another series.
The makers of the long-running BBC show ‘Top Gear’ are reportedly in “conversations” about whether to go ahead with making another series, according to its producer.
Andy Wilman, who hatched the plan to revive the show with controversial presenter Jeremy Clarkson back in 2002, said to Broadcast magazine that the BBC “does not trust” the show after its “annus horribilis” of 2014. Scandal after scandal beset the programme, which has been in hot water in the past, during the last twelve months and things now seem to be coming to a head for Wilman.
Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of 'Top Gear', has been under scrutiny throughout 2014
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The BBC and Clarkson were criticised by Ofcom - but will anyone face consequences?
The most pointless announcement in the history of the Internet was made yesterday when Ofcom said Jeremy Clarkson had purposely used a racist epithet to describe another human being. Everyone knows the Top Gear presenter says those things.
Jeremy Clarkson: officially said racist stuff, according to Ofcom
“That is a proud moment ... but ... there is a slope on it.” Hammond said: “You are right ... [pointing] ... it is definitely higher on that side,” he exclaimed to his little partner in (racially offensive language) crime. But what exactly happens to the BBC stalwart now?
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Ofcom rules on the controversy following the programme's Burma special back in March
The BBC has come under fire after it was ruled that Jeremy Clarkson “deliberately” used racist terminology during ‘Top Gear’’s Burma special.
Clarkson and Top Gear are in hot water with media regulator Ofcom
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