Top Gear America Series Order William Fichtner

BBC America Orders New Top Gear Series, William Fichtner Among Hosts

Top Gear‘s American cousinn will once more rev its engines across the pond.

BBC America has ordered eight hour-long episodes of Top Gear America, which the official release deems a “reimagined” spinoff of the BBC’s mothership show. BBC America announced the series order Monday.

Top Gear America will be hosted by actor/competitive car racer William Fichtner (MomPrison Break), drag racer Antron Brown and British automotive journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford (Mud, Sweat and Gears).

“We are big fans of the mix of cars, credibility and charisma that adds up to the winning formula for Top Gear, and couldn’t be happier that BBCA is now the home for the franchise in the US, with Top Gear America joining the original show on our network,” BBC America president Sarah Barnett said via statement. “Bill, Antron and Wookie are serious gearheads who never take themselves too seriously.  It will be quite the trip.”

Top Gear America will include the hallmarks of all Top Gear series, including celebrities competing in track-set competitions and the helmeted Stig test driver tearing up the speedway.

Top Gear USA, the franchise’s previous America-themed spinoff, aired for five seasons on History before it was cancelled in June. Meanwhile, the original Top Gear, hosted by Matt LeBlanc (Man With a Plan), airs Sundays on BBC America (8/7c).

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8 Comments
  1. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    At least this time they got people who know something about cars.

  2. ketchikan9 says:

    I hope that these petrol-heads also bring a sense of fun. Top Gear USA wasn’t fun. It felt like I was watching someone else’s inside joke. The new iteration of BBC Top Gear without Chris Evans is fun again. The success is when the hosts really know about and love cars, and have a grand ol’ time playing with them. You feel like you are watching s**t you’d do with your wild friends.

  3. TIM says:

    Top Gear USA was a great show! I never missed an episode. The hosts liked each other and had great adventures. Bring back Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge!

  4. gcw07 says:

    I actually liked Top Gear USA. Season 1 and 2 they tried to copy Top Gear UK way too much and made it a mediocre show. But by season 3 they cut out the stupid in studio stuff and just had fun, which made the show fun. I’ll give the new one a chance. Hopefully the hosts get along well and it is fun.

  5. Jared Munson says:

    You have an extra ‘n’ in cousin.

  6. DebG says:

    Good! Now BBC America has something to air other than Star Trek reruns.