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Top Gear: Netflix keeps the streaming rights

Netflix keeps the international streaming rights to the BBC’s Top Gear with Chris Evans and Matt Leblanc hosting the new series. 

Netflix will keep the streaming rights to the new Top Gear, according to a report from Variety.

To be clear, Netflix already had the streaming rights to Top Gear. That’s why viewers in the U.S. and other Netflix territories. Basically, Ted Sarandos just confirmed the streaming network will retain the international streaming rights of the new Top Gear, according to the report.

The new Top Gear will be hosted by Matt Leblanc, former Friends star and current star of Episodes, and Chris Evans, a popular British radio and TV host.

New episodes of Top Gear premiere on May 22, 2016. At this point, we do not know exactly when to expect the new episodes to be available on Netflix in the United States, but it will likely be six months to a year after they air in the U.K. That’s usually how it works.

We’ll be sure to update you on the Top Gear release date on Netflix.

For those who don’t know, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond hosted and starred in BBC’s Top Gear from 2002 to 2015. After a spat with a producer, Clarkson was, essentially, fired from his position. May and Hammond followed Clarkson and left the show shortly after. The trio are now filming a new car show, like Top Gear, for Amazon. The series will be released some time in the fall of 2016.

You can catch the last five seasons of Top Gear starring Clarkson, Hammond, and May on Netflix. And, once you’re done watching those, check out our ranking of the 50 Best TV Shows on Netflix to find more great shows to watch!

Unfortunately, the series is not included in the ranking, but it’s still a great, hilarious show!