After months of teasers and jokes about what to call it, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new show, The Grand Tour, finally has a trailer. And it looks spectacular.
The preview offers all the whiz-bang-wow that the recent reboot of the band’s old program, the BBC’s Top Gear, emphasized, but doesn’t take itself too seriously, and includes more than a handful of chuckle-worthy moments.
The series, which debuts on Amazon Prime beginning November 18, will include 12 episodes in its first season, released weekly. The trio have a contract for three seasons of The Grand Tour with Amazon.
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