Jeremy Clarkson Solo TV Project Set for Amazon


I Bought the Farm (working title), an eight-part series led by presenter Jeremy Clarkson, is slated to launch as an Amazon Original in 200 countries and territories worldwide.

The series, which is currently in production, will follow Clarkson as he attempts to run his very own 1000-acre farm in the heart of the British countryside. It will show the experience’s highs and lows as Clarkson, a self-confessed “inept townie” with zero agricultural knowledge, tries to set up a viable working farm.

I Bought the Farm (w/t) is being produced by Expectation in the U.K. and executive produced by Peter Fincham. Andy Wilman (The Grand Tour) is the senior producer on the project, while Gavin Whitehead is serving as the series’ director.

Clarkson, in an exclusive video posted on Prime Video U.K.’s Twitter page, said: “Good news! I can finally confirm that I’m going to be spending the next year, in the rain, making a show about farming for Amazon Prime. Of course to be a farmer you have to be an agronomist, a businessman, a politician, an accountant, a vet and a mechanic. And I’m…none of those things. I don’t even know what agronomist means.”

Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Original Series, added: “Jeremy is one of Britain’s finest exports and I think I speak for the entire nation when I say I can’t wait to see what will happen when he turns his usually petrol-covered hands to life on a working farm. We’re excited to bring this latest U.K.-produced Amazon Original series to Prime Video viewers around the world next year. Wishing you lots of luck Jeremy…what could possibly go wrong?”

Peter Fincham, co-CEO of Expectation, added: “I’m excited to be one of Jeremy’s farmhands. He’s really passionate about farming, and tractors, and all the other stuff that he thinks he knows about. This series will showcase a new, wiser, muddier Jeremy than we’ve seen before. Can’t wait.”