Jeremy Clarkson gets solo farming show on Amazon Prime Video

The Grand Tour and Who Wants To Be a Millionaire presenter will run a 1000-acre working farm in a new Amazon Original series.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 27 November 2019 - 4.35pm
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Jeremy Clarkson has revealed his new Amazon Original TV show – an eight-part solo series, I Bought A Farm.

A self-confessed "inept townie", the Grand Tour presenter will run his own 1000-acre working farm in the heart of the British countryside.

"Good news! I can finally confirm that I’m going to be spending the next year, in the rain, making a show about farming for Amazon Prime," said Clarkson.

"Of course to be a farmer you have to be an agronomist, a businessman, a politician, an accountant, a vet, and a mechanic. And I'm… none of those things. I don’t even know what agronomist means."

What is I Bought A Farm?

The Grand Tour presenters Rex/Shutterstock

Filmed over the course of the farming year, the series will show Clarkson like you've never seen him before.

Beginning in Autumn 2019, the series will observe the highs and lows of what Jeremy hopes will be a rural idyll but could just as easily become a rustic nightmare.

“Jeremy is one of Britain's finest exports and I think I speak for the entire nation when I say I can’t wait to see what will happen when he turns his usually petrol-covered hands to life on a working farm,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Original Series.

“We’re excited to bring this latest UK produced Amazon Original series to Prime Video viewers around the world next year. Wishing you lots of luck Jeremy... what could possibly go wrong?”

Has The Grand Tour been cancelled?

The Grand Tour season 3 poster Amazon Prime Video

No. Don’t worry, Clarkson, Hammond and May fans. The trio will be returning later this year for the first in a new series of Grand Tour road trip specials.

What shows are Hammond and May working on?

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Uncharacteristically, James May was first off the mark with his own spinoff series on Prime Video – Our Man in Japan.

Fifteen years after James May first visited Japan as a baffled tourist, he embarks on a quest to understand the unique, extraordinary  and complex country. The birthplace of the haiku and classical art forms driven by the principles of Wabi (stark beauty) and Sabi (natural inspiration) and Yugen (grace and subtlety), Japan is also the place that’s given us Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Cosplay, and some of the strangest obsessions on the planet.

James will embark on an epic journey across all of Japan from North to South, determined to understand why this unique land and its people are the way they are, what drives their whole culture and what their approach to life can teach the rest of us. James can’t speak the language, he is clueless about Japanese etiquette, but at least he knows there’s a small tree called a banzai.

James May filming Our Man In Japan Amazon Prime Video

Richard Hammond was the second presenter to confirm their own spinoff series, which will see him teaming up with Mythbusters star Tory Belleci.

The epic six-part series will feature Hammond and Belleci shipwrecked in mysterious circumstances, stranded on a remote yet beautiful desert island.

Rather than sitting around waiting to be rescued, the pair decide to take matters into their own hands as they use all of their engineering and expert scientific prowess not only to survive, but to construct an out-of-this-world, paradise island playground.

The series follows Richard and Tory as they masterfully construct their exotic wonderland using what they have from the shipwreck and what they can find on the island. Each episode will see them take on huge feats of engineering to achieve epic builds in what will be a once in a lifetime operation for the two lovers of science, engineering and making the impossible, possible. The duo’s hare-brained builds will range from island hopping vehicles to a supersized hydro-power waterwheel.

Richard and Tory will be teaming-up for the first time, bringing their daredevil antics and engineering A-games to this pop-science series.

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