The Grand Tour‘s Jeremy Clarkson is switching cars for tractors in a brand new farming show for Amazon Prime. Because why not?
The presenter has announced a new show called I Bought The Farm, which will see him attempt to run a 1,000-acre farm over a year – and it sounds like it will be a real fish-out-of-water scenario as (surprise, surprise), he’s not well equipped for the job.
“Good news – I can finally confirm that I’m going to be spending the next year in the rain making a show about farming for Amazon Prime,” he revealed in a new video about the eight-part series.
“This means that people all over the world will be able to watch me using a thousand acres of the Cotswolds to make thousands of tons of beer and bread and vegetable oil and lamb chops and jumpers.
“Of course, to be a farmer, you have to be an agronomist, a businessman, a politician, an accountant, a vet and a mechanic. And I’m… none of those things. I don’t even know what agronomist means.”
“Jeremy is one of Britain’s finest exports and I think I speak for the entire nation when I say I can’t wait to see what will happen when he turns his usually petrol-covered hands to life on a working farm,” Georgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon Studios, said.
“We’re excited to bring this latest UK-produced Amazon Original series to Prime Video viewers around the world next year. Wishing you lots of luck Jeremy… what could possibly go wrong?”
The announcement comes after Grand Tour showrunner Andy Wilman revealed details of a new deal that the show’s team has signed with Amazon.
The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video.