Prime Video’s ‘The Grand Tour’ set for Studio Lambert update

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All3Media’s Studio Lambert has secured rights to develop a new version of Amazon Prime Video’s motoring format The Grand Tour, according to reports.

Prime Video enlisted three UK-based production companies – Studio Lambert, Banijay’s Shine TV and Dan Grabiner’s Orchard Studios – to pitch new versions of the show earlier this year, as revealed by TBI.

Squid Game: The Challenge (Source: Netflix)

The streamer has now picked Studio Lambert to move forward with the show, which has been a flagship for Prime Video since its launch in 2016. UK trade Broadcast broke the news.

The Grand Tour has been hosted by former Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May across five seasons, the final episodes of which are set to air later this year.

UK-based Expectation had produced the series until now, but Gogglebox and Squid Game: The Challenge firm Studio Lambert will now move forward with development, although a formal greenlight is yet to be made.

The future of The Grand Tour has been unclear for months, with its current presenting trio confirming last year that they would be stepping away from the show in the wake of Clarkson’s newspaper column about Meghan Markle.

Prime Video’s UK unscripted lead Fozia Khan subsequently said late last year that The Grand Tour had come to its “natural end” in its current guise, but that the streamer was exploring how it could continue with new hosts.

While Clarkson is departing The Grand Tour, a fourth season of Prime Video’s other flagship unscripted hit – Clarkson’s Farm – was extended into a fourth season in November.

That show and The Grand Tour are both being sold to third parties, with Warner Bros. Discovery recently picking up the series for its channels in Europe.

Prime Video declined to comment, Studio Lambert  had not immediately responded at press time.

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