Netflix bags rights to new 'Top Gear'

at 05:48 on 2016-04-13

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Netflix was recently said to be discussing rights to the new series of Top Gear with the BBC, and as it turns out, a deal has indeed been struck. Top brass at the streaming service confirmed as much to BuzzFeed News, though the finer details are pretty fuzzy right now. The fact the two hashed out an agreement isn't a huge surprise. Older seasons of the motoring show (when Clarkson was at the helm) have been available on the streaming service for some time, so it wasn't like a presenter shuffle was going to destroy the working relationship Netflix and the BBC had built.

Hopefully that means that the early seasons of the May/Hamster era return, rather than Netflix just keeping the most recent handful of seasons.