A little while back we heard a stupid rumour that The Grand Tour had been cancelled. It sounded like bullshit, and even Jeremy Clarkson chimed in to say it was nonsense. Now we know there are big changes coming to The Grand Tour, but the show itself isn't going anywhere. As it turns out the show will scrap the studio tent, which is arguably one of the worst parts of the series.
Instead of a proper fourth series, done in the same style as what we've seen so far, Amazon has commissioned a series of Grand Tour specials in a brand new deal, saying that they would “ditch the tent and take on big adventure road trips that fans around the world love”. As The Guardian points out, it sounds a lot like the grand Top Gear specials that saw Clarkson, Hammond, and May travel to exotic locations around the world (like the North Pole, the Amazon Rainforest, and so on) and have a road trip.
Jay Marine, vice president of Prime Video said:
“The Grand Tour is a worldwide hit and fan favourite. We’re delighted the guys are coming back for series four.”
Amazon has also revealed it has struck a deal with the trio of presenters (and producer Andy Wilman) to “develop brand new TV shows with them individually”.
“We’re proud to say that Prime Video will continue to be the home for Jeremy, Richard and James. They’ve got some ambitious new ideas that Prime members are going to love. We’re excited to be bring more Clarkson, Hammond and May to Prime Video for years to come.”
So The Grand Tour isn't going anywhere, which is no surprise given how the leaked documents pointed to it being the most popular programme on Prime Video. So you can expect to see a lot more of these tree in the future.
The third series of The Grand Tour will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 18th January.