It’s official, The Grand Tour will return for, at minimum, another two seasons. Both season 4 and season 5 have both been confirmed, and that’s got all fans of Clarkson, Hammond and May very excited – and that includes us!
But these next seasons will have some major changes, which we’ll cover on this page. Let’s get into it.
Season 4 Release Date
In an interview with Andy Wilman, he revealed that the first of two episodes will be aired Christmas this year, with the second of the season planned for a Spring release. He admits that Amazon has the final say however, so could ultimately change these times to suit their needs.
He also explains how the first episode is currently sat at an hour and three quarters run time after being cut from two hours and a quarter. This could be cut further, but Wilman is hesitant to do this.
Where Can You Watch Season 4?
As always, it will only be available on Amazon Prime Video. Sign up here for 30 days free trial.
Can You Get Tickets?
Where tickets were available for each of the previous seasons for no charge, Season 4 isn’t going to have as much audience interaction. It’s a possibility that an audience may be required for certain parts of the season but this is as of yet unconfirmed.
Changes Coming To Season 4
Yes, there is no more tent. Unlike Season 1, for Season 2 and 3, the tent stayed in only one place – Great Tew, England. This was funnily enough right next to Clarkson’s house, and meant the team didn’t have to waste time and money setting up the tent for each episode.
Season 4 will see the removal of the tent section of the program entirely. Instead, the trio will focus only on special episodes without an audience.
No More News Section?
Taking a guess, we’d have to say no. The news has been a loved part of the show since Top Gear, and while it wasn’t so revered as it used to be, it was still a favourite part of The Grand Tour. Unfortunately, we can’t see how the news would remain without a tent/studio and an audience to bounce off.
While it could still have a place on the road, we highly doubt that the news will be making a comeback.
Let’s face it, this was none’s favourite part. While yes, celebrities could join them on their travels, it’s highly unlikely. We’re watching to see the chemistry between Clarkson, Hammond and May after all, not other celebrities.
Where Is Season 4 Filmed?
As already explained, The Grand Tour is only going to be a collection of special episodes filmed across the globe. So far, the trio have begun filming in Cambodia and have been seen in the city Siem Reap.
Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed that they will also be visiting Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
Did James May Nearly Die?
During filming, James May was caught in a catastrophic monsoon on the sea close to Cambodia and Vietnam. They had to abandon ship but were thankfully not harmed. Horribly, four people died ‘merely inches away’.
This has caused an incredibly dramatic ending for one of the episodes, which Clarkson explained in a Q&A.
This page will be updated as more information is released.
What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!