The Grand Tour is a show for motoring enthusiasts presented by the former hosts of the BBC show Top Gear. However, Top Gear has moved on with other hosts, while the former trio of presenters, Jeremy Clarkson aka “The Orangutan,” or “Jezza”; James May aka “Captain Slow” or “Captain Lost,” and Richard Hammond aka “Hamster,” moved on with their new show: The Grand Tour.
The Grand Tour’s first episode was released back in November 2016, and since then, three complete seasons of the show have been released. The first episode of season 4, entitled “Seamen,” was released in December 2019, and before any more episodes could release, production halted due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. It left many fans wondering if the series will resume and when the next episode would come out.
There is good news, however, for the fans of the series, as it has been revealed that The Grand Tour will be back in December this year. The show’s format has also been changed, with the team ditching the tent studio and focusing more on ‘Specials.’
The exact date for the new episode is 18th December, as shown in the following tweet made on 23rd November on The Grand Tour’s official Twitter account.
Indiana Jez and the ________?
— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) November 23, 2020
Fans will no doubt be excited with the return of the series, with many frustrated with the lack of episodes released due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, things look brighter now, and the following trailer for ‘A Massive Hunt’ will go a long way in appeasing even the most devastated fans.
Filming after the pandemic had begun back in October, but the production postponed again as the producer Andy Wilman fell ill with Covid-19. He has since recovered, thankfully, and the production is once again underway.
The change in the show’s format was revealed by Jeremy Clarkson in the season three finale, saying that the live audience in the tented studio will be replaced with more road adventure specials. He said, “So although the tent has gone, The Grand Tour goes on.” In an interview with “The Sun” in May 2019, Clarkson had also confirmed that locations for season four would include Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Meanwhile, Clarkson’s fellow presenter James May also assured the fans that the show would continue during a recent interview. He said: “There are all sorts of lovely places without having to go too far. Everything postponed; it’s not canceled.”
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