Is Jeremy Clarkson’s new show called Gear Knobs?
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new Amazon Prime series has the potential to be called “Gear Knobs” it’s been revealed.
Clarkson, Hammond and May announced on July 30 that they had signed a deal with Amazon Prime, some investigative work by BuzzFeed suggests that the trademark “Gear Knobs” – as well as “Gear Nobs” – was registered by Clarkson’s law firm Olswang on June 12th via a company called NewinCCO 1361.
The trademarks “Gear Knobs” and “Gear Nobs” have been registered with the Intellectual Property Office under numerous classes relating to broadcast, publishing and a host of potential merchandise, y’know, just in case you ever wanted a Gear Knobs-branded car mat or clock.
And because a £160 million budget to make 36-hour long episodes will in no way bring the ex-Top Gear trio enough money…
But that’s not all, Olswang went on to trademark “Speedbird” on July 28th, so we potentially have two names in the pipeline, though as of yet Olswang have refused to comment on where these names are being used.
Either way, all three of the presenting panel plus their BBC producer Andy Wilman have all promised that the obscene budget they’ve got along with their editorial freedom will make for an even better show than what they had over at the BBC, despite speculative doubts from industry professionals including Piers Morgan and Netflix executives who have questioned whether the team is worth the money.
But over at TVDaily, we’re thinking that with a name like “Gear Knobs” the sort of show they could be making, is exactly what you’d expect from the ex-Top Gear trio, and could – like they say – be even better than the BBC.