Ever since Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer in a row over steak, the future of Top Gear has been tumultuous. According to British daily, The Mirror, Jeremy Clarkson and his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues are rumoured to be planning a new motoring show called ‘House of Cars’, available via the internet streaming service Netflix.
The name will act as a nod to Netflix's critically-acclaimed original drama, House Of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey as corrupt and ruthless US congressman Frank Underwood.
Along with Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will team up for the new show along with former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, who turned in his notice at the BBC last month.
BBC announced its plans to relaunch ‘Top Gear’ with a new “dream team,” including model Jodie Kidd, former motorcycle racer Guy Martin and actor Philip Glenister.
More rumors suggest that British online streaming service ITV and Netflix appear to be involved in a tug of war, both want the presenters to come over and start a new show.
For now, Clarkson, Hammond, and May are busying themselves preparing to host their upcoming series of live dates, creatively titled Clarkson, Hammond and May Live- which will kick off its first of seven tours starting with Belfast, Ireland next week.
..... Devashree Goenka