BBC AMERICA GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES TOP GEAR AMERICA
BBC AMERICA announced today the greenlight of Top Gear America. With a nod to its U.K.
roots, the reimagined U.S. spinoff of Top
Gear will appear on BBCA with three new presenters in eight hour-long
episodes starting later this year. The
series will be hosted by racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, world
champion drag racer Antron Brown, and premier British automotive journalist Tom
“Wookie” Ford. Season 24 of Top Gear is
currently airing on BBCA on Sunday nights.
Sarah Barnett, President of BBCA, commented: “We are big fans of the mix of cars, credibility and
charisma that adds up to the winning formula for Top Gear, and couldn’t be happier that BBCA is now the home
for the franchise in the US, with Top
Gear America joining the original show on our network. Bill, Antron and Wookie are serious gear
heads who never take themselves too seriously. It will be quite the
Each week will
feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader
board at the new Top Gear studio and track,
Speed Vegas. Of course the one and only The Stig, Top Gear’s
mysterious test driver, will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.