Netflix has obtained the rights to air the new Top Gear outside of the UK.
It’s as the show’s former presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to rival streaming service Amazon Prime for a new series.
Top Gear is set to continue here in the UK on BBC Two from May with a new hosting team including Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan, Chris Harris and Rory Reid.
And Netflix will air the new series in other countries.
However it’s not too clear just where the revamped series will be available and when.
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos told BuzzFeed about availability: ”Worldwide, I don’t know, as there are pockets of output deals that block all of those things, so we can only control worldwide on things that we can control outright or things that we take on very early in their life, but multi-territory, for sure.”
A spokesperson for BBC Worldwide did not comment on the reports.
BBC Worldwide gave “no comment” when approached by Digital Spy for confirmation of the deal.
Last year Netflix claimed that ex-Top Gear hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May’s still untitled new show wasn’t worth the money.
In an interview with DigitalSpy, Netflix’s Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said: “We have past episodes of Top Gear, so we have a pretty good gauge of what audiences like.”
“Our buying decisions tend to be somewhat data-driven. We have a lot of data to get the deals we want, so there we go.”
He added: “Clearly it wasn’t worth the money to make the deal… I think they sold themselves for way more money [than they’re worth].”