Top Gear USA was always the ugly cousin to the main, then Clarkson-fronted version of the motoring show. Its ratings were never anywhere near as good as the original show, and it never went down as well with fans or critics. After its sixth series, it was as good as cancelled, but now, it’s back. Sort of.
BBC America this week announced it’s to launch Top Gear America, with none of the TG USA presenters - Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood - in the new line-up. Instead, it’ll be hosted by William Fichtner of all people - the actor who’s turned up in everything from The Dark Knight to Independence Day: Resurgence.
Joining him will be long time Top Gear magazine writer and former Fifth Gear presenter Tom Ford, and Top Fuel drag racing champion Antron Brown.
The first, eight episode series will kick off on BBC America “later this year”. Will you be watching?