Netflix have announced a deal to feature the revamped Top Gear with Chris Evans on the platform.
The SVOD platform already shows older series of BBC Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson.
The details of the deal remain vague, however Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Buzzfeed News that the show will “fall under the same deals” of international distribution as the existing Top Gear, adding that the deal will be “multi-territory for sure.”
The BBC show starts in May 2016 in the UK, and although Netflix haven’t announced when they will be showing it internationally, it is likely to be later in the year.
This could mean that they show would air in direct competition to Amazon Video’s Clarkson, Hammond and May-fronted car show which is also due to start later this year.
However James May suggested in an interview on This Morning that any competition was actually a very good thing, saying that “it’s going to be very healthy having two big, international car shows. The two can spur each other on.”
The show on Amazon does not currently have a release date, but a trailer released on YouTube confirmed that it will be available later this year.