The Grand Tour has reportedly been canceled amid the recent Clarkson controversy
The Grand Tour, Amazon Prime’s car show presented by former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, may be coming to an end soon.
Citing anonymous sources, Variety reported Monday that Amazon’s streaming service would end its collaboration with Clarkson beyond what the two parties have already agreed.
Clarkson also appears on the separate Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm.
Filming is currently underway on new episodes for both shows, but Variety says there likely won’t be any new episodes from either show after 2024, aside from a possible final episode for The Grand Tour, which could air into 2025.
The report comes after Clarkson made scathing comments about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an article for The Sun on December 16, which the paper removed.
In the article, titled “One Day Harold the Hand Puppet Will Tell the Truth About A Woman Talking B*****ks,” Clarkson described Harry as completely controlled by Markle and also expressed how much he hated Markle.
He was also referring to a scene from Game of Thrones where Lena Headey’s character had to parade Cersei naked while the townsfolk threw trash at her. In the article, Clarkson said he dreamed the same thing would happen to Markle one day.
Amazon Prime hasn’t commented on the controversy, but Clarkson, in one of several public apologies, said the streaming service was “glowing” about its treatment of Harry and Markle, Variety reported.
The Grand Tour first streamed in 2016 but was suspended after 2021 due to difficulties filming new episodes due to pandemic-related travel restrictions. Amazon Prime originally snapped Clarkson up for the show along with Hammond and May after Clarkson was fired by the BBC, the producer of Top Gear, for his assault on a colleague in 2015.