Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May won’t be returning for the next season of Top Gear, but that doesn’t mean that the BBC is giving up on the property altogether. In fact, on Wednesday morning, the BBC announced an online spinoff called Extra Gear, which will launch alongside the new season of Top Gear in May.
Rory Reid, a presenter from Top Gear, will host Extra Gear every week at the Top Gear studio. The show will bring fans of the series behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and special films that can’t be seen anywhere else.
“Extra Gear is hugely exciting,” says Reid. “The Top Gear fans are some of the keenest in the world and with this show I’m giving them a chance to really get a peek behind the curtain. I’m looking forward to showing them how the show is made and what goes on behind the scenes, giving viewers a different perspective on some of the coolest cars on the planet.”
The show will be available to watch on BBC Three’s live page and BBC Three on iPlayer immediately after Top Gear ends on BBC Two every week. BBC Worldwide will also distribute Extra Gear to international broadcasters, including BBC America, where it will air along with the new season of Top Gear.