New Season of 'Top Gear' Delayed—Is There Trouble in Paradise?
What could go wrong with six hosts, one Stig, and a fanbase desperately hoping the series goes up in flames without Clarkson at the helm? Well, apparently a lot, as witnessed by the push back of the series debut. According to the RadioTimes, the new Top Gear won’t make its scheduled launch date of May 8th, but rather, will make its debut on BBC2 on May 22nd. But that’s not the only issue. The series was originally planned to have eight episodes, that number has now been cut down to six. RELATED: Here's How the New Top Gear Should Really Look
A few factors can be contributed to Top Gear’s woes. New host Matt LeBlanc was allegedly “hurried” into signing his new contract with the show as rumors began to circulate. Executive Producer Lisa Clark left the show after just five months. And new host Rory Reid had an unscheduled breakdown in Scotland while testing a classic Mustang against two modern Mustangs.
It’s all bad news for the new Top Gear series so far. But producers are confident they can get the show back on track and have it on the air by May. Otherwise, the series would risk losing viewers to the Rio olympics in summer, and Clarkson, Hammond, and May’s new Amazon series in fall.
Let’s hope all these issues will be resolved when May 22nd rolls around.
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