Top Gear was relaunched in May this year with LeBlanc and Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans fronting the broadcaster's flagship motoring show. The pair were supported by motorsport boss Eddie Jordan, champion driver Sabine Schmitz, and journalists Chris Harris and Rory Reid over the series' six-week run.
The Grand Tour
Hooten and the Lady – Sky: Friday September 18 at 9pm
This big-budget adventure drama follows the escapades of an unlikely duo – maverick adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes) and Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond), a refined British Museum historian. They travel the globe searching for lost relics, and get into numerous scrapes along the way. The first episode sees the pair hunting the lost city of gold – El Dorado, and hints dropped by Sky suggest further episodes will be set in Egypt and the Himalayas.
In a new trailer, Amazon announced that the much-anticipated series will be hitting screens around the world on 18 November 2016.
Unusually for Amazon series, the show will be released in weekly episodes for 12 weeks, rather than all at once.
Producer Andy Wilman said at last month’s Edinburgh International Television Festival that he felt the series would suit a weekly release as it was not binge-watch television.
Although the much-publicised ‘steak-gate’ incident led to the end of the Clarkson, Hammond and May era of the show, the end had been looming, Wilman suggested.
“We were collapsing under the weight of the work we were doing,” he added.
Appearing at the festival to promote the team’s new Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour, Wilman would not be drawn on how much the company had paid for the series. “It’s a good whack,” he conceded, but denied that it was as much as the rumoured £4 million per episode.
The photos were released in a series of tweets by the show's presenters and on The Grand Tour Twitter account and show the three stars recording the first of their shows in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The show is recorded in a large tent that, along with the presenters and crew, will travel to locations across the world including Europe and America.
At ITV London Studios, Nigel Walley chairs the debate on the creative impact of inexpensive consumer electronics on broadcasters and digital creators.
Ken Blakeslee gives a review of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.