We all knew the Big BBC 3 wouldn’t stay silent for long, and it turns out their looking to Netflix for their big comeback.
Clarkson, May, and Hammond could be gracing TV screens the world over via the on demand internet-streaming media we all know and love: Netflix. Why is it the perfect marriage of car content and TV viewing? Well, for starters Netflix does not rely on advertising to survive. So, should Clarkson decides he absolutely cannot stand the brand new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (which we all know could very well be true), then Netflix won’t have to worry about angry BMW marketing reps who’d wished to run an ad on the provider.
Secondly, there’s been talk of them calling it “House of Cars.” How brilliant is that? Playing off the hugely successful Netflix original, House of Cards, the trio would take the platform by storm (at least, we think so). As they aren’t allowed to use the Top Gear name any longer, they had to come up with something clever, and we have to agree that this is brilliant.
According to an article published in The Mirror, 74% (at time of writing) would sign up to Netflix just to watch “House of Cars.” And at just $7.99/month (Canada), we’d say that’s a pretty low price to pay in order to see the boys back in action.
It seems there’s even a bit of a tug of war going on over Clarkson and his sidekicks between Netflix and ITV who also spoke with the Big BBC 3 about possibly coming back. However, the catch there is that ITV relies heavily on advertising… something Clarkson might not want to put up with as he’s known to not want to be told what to do.
Told you we wouldn’t last long without the villain we all love to hate.