Top Gear America Returning With 3 New Hosts on BBC America
The American version of Top Gear is back, packing an actor, a drag racer, and a British journalist
The last iteration of Top Gear America was shuttered after running for six seasons. But the American version of the beloved British car show is about to get another chance at life, with three new hosts at the helm and a new network to call home, according to a tweet from BBC America.
Top Gear America's new hosts are actor William Fichtner, drag racer Antron Brown, and British automotive journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford. Eight episodes of the show are coming to BBC America later in 2017; previous, the series aired on the History Channel.
"We are big fans of the mix of cars,
Fichtner, a character actor who has appeared in films such as The Dark Knight and Contact,
Currently, the British Top Gear is steaming ahead with its updated cast of Chris Harris, Rory Reid, and Matt LeBlanc. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that show's ratings have greatly improved over previous seasons.