BBC America is doubling down on “Top Gear.” The network is adding an American version of its popular car and racing show to its lineup that still includes the original British “Top Gear,” now in its 24th season. “Top Gear America” will premiere later this year with eight hour-long episodes.
As with the original, “Top Gear America” will be presented by a trio of hosts that include “The Dark Knight” actor, car nut and competitive racer William Fichtner; world champion drag racer Antron Brown and premier British automative journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. (Incidentally, that is a misspelled reference to the “Star Wars” race of Wookiee.)
Ford is extending his relationship to the “Top Gear” brand and BBC America. He is currently the Associate Editor of Top Gear Magazine, and contributes to both TopGear.