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Jeremy Clarkson’s New Show Headed To America? Ex ‘Top Gear’ Presenters Hint At Netflix Deal

Jul 24, 2015 12:11 PM EDT | By Jason Fonbuena
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Jeremy Clarkson's new show has been teased while on tour in Australia. The former "Top Gear" presenter teased that it could be headed across the pond but held short on revealing if it will indeed be produced with online streaming giant Netflix.

"Amazingly, there had been a lot of interest in us doing a car show for television," Clarkson said in front to a 15,000-strong crowd in Perth, according to The Daily Express.

"Who knows, very soon once more you will be seeing us on a television or an internet near where you live."

Together with co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, Clarkson continued to tease the crowd. On one occasion, he called out Hammond when he pronounced the letter "Z" with an American accent.

"You're not in America," the 55-year-old presenter said.

"Not yet," Hammond replied.

Making Jeremy Clarkson's new show with Netflix first then selling the rights to ITV would reportedly allow the former "Top Gear" trio to skirt around their BBC contract which prevents them from making a rival show with a British broadcaster until 2017.

Adding fuel to rumors that the new show is indeed going stateside is Clarkson's recent remarks about changing his drinking habits to better negotiate with "Californians."

Netflix's headquarters is located in Los Gatos, Calif.

According to The Week, the online streaming giant is "the bookmakers' favorite" with Paddy Power giving it 6/4 odds on the former "Top Gear" trio signing with them.

When it does come out, the new show will go head-to-head with the BBC's "Top Gear," now fronted by radio DJ Chris Evans. The rest of its presenter lineup has yet to be announced.

Whether it's with ITV, Netflix or some other broadcaster, Jeremy Clarkson's new show is expected to be a huge hit. Clarkson, May and Hammond's stint on "Top Gear" did manage to pull in millions of viewers from around the world.

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