The Grand Tour returns to our television screens on January 18th, 2019, Amazon has announced. The original motoring show featuring automotive personalities Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is exclusive to the Prime Video streaming platform, but can be accessed from PCs, mobile devices and consoles. It’s also one of the few shows available to watch in 4K HDR on the service.
The show first debuted in 2016 to both critical and fan acclaim and returned for a second season in 2017. This third season is heavily rumoured to be the last, considering the trio originally signed a three-year contract with Amazon, however this has yet to be officially confirmed.
In addition to the launch date reveal, Amazon also debuted the first official trailer for Season 3 of The Grand Tour. It shows Richard Hammond attempting to risk his life once more as he struggles to keep his Jeep stabilized on a tiny bridge over a steep canyon in Colombia, as well as the three comrades taking on some epic challenges in Detroit and Nevada, with visits to Mongolia and China also included for good measure.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Clarkson and The Grand Tour’s official professional racing driver Abbie Eaton is shown attempting an unusually snowy challenge in Sweden, whilst James May continues his musical ventures by playing the bag pipes in Scotland, accompanied by a tour of Stansted Airport.
Season 3 of The Grand Tour is also expected to do away with the Celebrity Face-off segment, which received mixed impressions from viewers. Introduced in the second season to replace the Celebrity Brain Crash segment from Season 1, Celebrity Face-off saw two celebrities invited onto the show each week to not only be interviewed, but to also set their best lap-times in the Jaguar F-Type Coupe sports car around a half gravel, half asphalt track at Enstone.
Look out for more details on Season 3 of The Grand Tour ahead of its debut on January 18th, exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service. It will be accompanied by the release of The Grand Tour Game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For now, be sure to check out the above trailer for yourself, and stay tuned for all the latest on Clarkson, Hammond and May’s adventures here on FullThrottle Media.
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