Broadcaster UKTV has launched its popular UKTV Play catch-up service on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, bringing hundreds of hours of shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama to the platform.
A second series has already been ordered and Amazon Prime members will be able to see the entire ten-part debut series from Friday 16 October, 2015.
Clarkson took to Twitter to reassure fans that “much” about the new show “is already sorted” after co-star James May was reported as saying little work had been done on the new show.
Imagine if Amazon was around to pick up Star Trek when it was axed in 1969 or Doctor Who when it was dropped by the BBC in 1989 and not only revived the show but pocketed the overseas sales and merchandise revenue generated that followed.
Yesterday’s news of a deal with Amazon came as a genuine surprise to most fans and commentators who’d expected them to end up on Netflix.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are heading to Amazon’s TV & movie streaming service after the retailer beat off competition to sign up the former Top Gear trio’s new show.
Amazon has ordered two more seasons of Ripper Street, the period crime drama it poached after being axed by the BBC. Filming for the new episodes begins “immediately” and the release dates for both series will be announced later this year.