Gone is Top Gear USA, may it rest in peace. In its place is the new and hopefully improved Top Gear America; note the minor name change. After the previous series, hosted by Rutledge Wood, Tanner Foust, and Adam Ferrara, ended following six seasons on the History Channel, BBC will revive the franchise once again for the U.S. market with three new hosts – and we finally have the first trailer.
Making its debut on July 30, 2017, the new series will be hosted by actor William Fichtner of Black Hawk Down and Dark Knight fame, champion drag racer Antron Brown, and British auto journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford, former co-host of Fifth Gear and editor at Top Gear Magazine.
From what we can gather of the quick 30-second trailer, it looks well tailored to the typical Top Gear format. The spot is filled with plenty of supercars, and plenty of nonsense. In it we see Tom Ford behind the wheel of the new Acura NSX supercar, Fichtner behind the wheel of a BAC Mono, some off-road antics, and even a crash or two to boot. Not to mention an all-new Stig.
BBC America president, Sarah Barnett, says that "Bill, Antron and Wookie are serious gearheads who never take themselves too seriously. It will be quite the trip." Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait more than a month to find out if the new series really lives up to the hype. Top Gear America will make its TV debut on Sunday, July 30 at 8PM eastern time on BBC America.
Source: BBC America