After signing a contract with Amazon for three seasons of The Grand Tour back in 2015, we were left wondering whether Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond would be returning for a fourth.
We shouldn’t have worried, with the show being renewed in for its fourth outing before series three had even aired.
However, the show will be making some major format changes for season four, with the beloved studio tent now a thing of the past.
Here’s a lowdown on The Grand Tour season four…
When is The Grand Tour season 4 released on Amazon Prime Video?
As of yet, no concrete air date has been confirmed for the new episodes, but if it is to follow the release pattern of the previous three seasons, we can take an educated guess.
Season one made its debut in November 2016, with season two following suit in December 2017.
The third season hit the streaming service in January 2019, so we can assume we can expect to see season four early in 2020.
However, this schedule could change given the changes in format. Unlike most on demand Amazon series, traditionally The Grand Tour has been released weekly. Again, it is not yet clear whether this will remain the case for season four.
Is there a trailer for The Grand Tour series 4?
Not yet – we’ll update this page as soon as the first footage is released.
What are the format changes in The Grand Tour season four?
An emotional Clarkson told the audience in the season three finale that the current format, featuring a live studio audience in a tented studio, will be scrapped in favour of more road trip “adventure specials”.
“So although the tent has gone, The Grand Tour goes on,” Clarkson said.
Amazon will also be backing solo projects for The Grand Tour presenters, with May immersing himself in Our Man in Japan.
Clarkson previously told the Radio Times he has “no plans” for what he will do beyond The Grand Tour, although the star is already hosting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire over on ITV.
“I never run out of ideas,” the 59 year old said. “Someone asked me, before this series, ‘What can you possibly do with a car that you haven’t already done?’ But my head’s filled with enough ideas for five years,” he said.
Where is The Grand Tour season four filmed?
Jeremy Clarkson told the audience in the season three finale that he had been working on season four “for some time”.
Clarkson, alongside presenters Richard Hammond and James May, are reportedly scheduled to start filming in June.
In an interview with the Sun, Clarkson confirmed that locations for season four will include Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
The series is set to mimic the four specials we saw the presenters embark on in series three, with executive producer Andy Wilman describing the Mongolia special of The Grand Tour as “the best episode” of the run.
Can I watch The Grand Tour if I don’t have Amazon Prime?
The Grand Tour is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive, meaning you need to be a Prime subscriber to watch.
However, if you don’t already have Amazon Prime Video you can sign up for a free 30 day trial where you can binge on The Grand Tour and more. Click the links below for more details.
Story From The Radio Times