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According to former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, his new show on Amazon will be in 4K UHD

by on November 4, 2015
 

Stephan Jukic – November 4, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson has become nearly a household name among both UK and worldwide audiences with his now famous former BBC show Top Gear, which ran for several seasons before suddenly being canceled earlier in 2015 after Clarkson was forced out of the program for punching producer Olsin Tymon in the face during an argument over hot food, of all things. Now however, both the BBC and Clarkson along with his two former Top Gear host companions are working on what each party hopes will be the successor to the extremely popular former auto technology show.

In the case of Jeremy Clarkson’s new effort, it wil be hosted and produced by none other than Amazon Prime and the former Top Gear host also claims that it will be in full 4K Ultra HD resolution instead of the Full HD of its BBC predecessor.

Clarkson’s original Top Gear, with the BBC featured the famous presenter and his two companions James May and Richard Hammond travelling all over the world and testing out hundreds of different vehicles in all sorts of crazy, exotic and often even controversial scenarios. Due to many of the stunts pulled by the three hosts, the show became a massive success with audiences across many markets and ages.

the original Top gear was extremely popular with both UK and international audiences while it ran for several seasons with the BBC

the original Top gear was extremely popular with both UK and international audiences while it ran for several seasons with the BBC

Now, the led presenter has confirmed via Twitter exchanges with fans that his so far unnamed new show with Amazon will be filmed with professional 4K ultra HD with cameras and streamed to audiences in the resolution, thus marking a major shift in filming standards for Clarkson and company, who started filming the original Top Gear in high definition back in July of 2007.

Clarkson’s recent Twitter exchange also features a number of other sometimes comical and often cheeky back-and-forth between celebrity and fans in the form of questions about the stars British pronunciations of words like “Jaguar” and “Aluminium”, along with lengthy Q&A that lasted until roughly 4 am, after a flight into Seattle, Washington by Clarkson, for a visit to Amazon’s global corporate headquarters.

After his row with the BBC over delivering a punch to one of the UK Public broadcasters producers for Top Gear, Clarkson was forced out of his show and soon afterwards signed a £160 million contract with Amazon to produce three seasons of the latter company’s original idea for a new show about all sorts of motor vehicles.

We don’t yet know a great deal about the new Amazon Original Series which will feature Clarkson and his co-hosts but we can apparently confirm that the show will be about vehicles, will be shot in 4K UHD (as is virtually all new Amazon Original programming for their Prime subscription service) and that it will begin screening to audiences by the middle of 2016 or thereabouts.

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  • R.S.
    November 5, 2015 at 8:46 am

    …Clarkson was forced out of the program for punching producer Olsin Tymon in the face during an argument over hot food… How long is it going to be before EVERY stupid news story about Clarkson stops including this line? It’s getting pretty freaking boring! Enough already!

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      November 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Unavoidable. It’s an amusing anecdote and it’s necessary for the sake of explaining why the main star of one of the BBC’s most popular TV shows ever was forced out abruptly.. Readers are inevitably curious to know.

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  • MrSatyre
    November 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    “Jeremy Clarkson has become nearly a household name among both UK and worldwide audiences with his now famous former BBC show Top Gear, which ran for several seasons before suddenly being canceled earlier in 2015 after Clarkson was forced out of the program for punching producer Olsin Tymon in the face during an argument over hot food, of all things.”

    Now there’s a run-on sentence if I ever was bludgeoned with one!

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  • Jag Waaaar
    November 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Interesting that the “led” presenter’s “several seasons” spanned more or less continuously over 10 years (which Netflix somehow counts as 20 seasons) of “auto technology” – good job Clarkson hasn’t seen this as his dislike for Americans who aren’t petrolheads knows no bounds

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