The Grand Tour is an upcoming motoring television series for Amazon Video presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and produced by Andy Wilman. The four agreed to produce the series following their departures from the BBC series, Top Gear, with an initial agreement of 36 episodes over the period of three years, scheduled to be released concurrently in the United States and United Kingdom on Amazon Video with a weekly basis, starting from 18 November 2016.
The intended format was for individual television films, using location shooting without television studio segments but after the title reveal, it was announced there will be studio segments shot in tents on various locations. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos described the deal as being “very, very, very expensive”. W. Chump & Sons and Amazon Studios are the production companies for the programme, whilst Amazon.com will distribute the show.
Studio recordings began on 17 July 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Recordings in the United States took place on 25 September 2016 in Southern California, with further recordings taking place in Nashville on 21 November 2016. Studio recordings in the United Kingdom took place in Whitby on 13 October 2016, with further recordings taking place at Loch Ness in December 2016. Further studio recordings took place in Rotterdam on 22 October 2016 and Lapland on 3 November 2016. Stuttgart is listed as the upcoming destination.