Netflix Is in talks to Pick Up Top Gear Starring Matt LeBlanc

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Netflix is in talks to pick up Top Gear starring Matt LeBlanc

Netflix is poised to battle Amazon on the car show front. As The Guardian points out, "Netflix’s interest is likely to cause some concern at rival Amazon, which spent a reported £160m hiring the original Top Gear trio of (Jeremy) Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and their executive producer Andy Wilman to make a new car show. Before the quartet signed with Amazon, Netflix ran the rule over a deal but concluded it was too expensive.” PLUS: Jeremy Clarkson got into a car wreck filming his Amazon show.


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