Top Gear will be remade for US audiences as History orders ten episodes of the popular BBC series.
Top Gear will be remade for US audiences as History orders ten episodes of the popular BBC series. Earlier this year a deal between History and BBC Worldwide Productions was under consideration over remaking Top Gear for American audiences and now that deal has been signed and History has ordered 10 episodes to be made for American audiences by BBC Worldwide Productions. The American Top Gear will be presented by Rescue Me co-star Adam Ferrara, stunt driver Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood.
In the UK Top Gear originally launched in 1977 before being re-launched for modern audiences in 2002 and is currently hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. The show airs on BBC Two and is the station’s most popular programme with regular audiences of up to 8 million viewers. The possibility of remaking Top Gear for America was discussed in 2008 with NBC as the contender but in the end it came to nothing.