The pressure is on.
The clock is ticking because we’re only a couple of weeks away from when the BBC will debut the newly revamped Top Gear. Clarkson, Hammond, and May are out, while Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz, Rory Reid, and Eddie Jordan are in. That’s six hosts instead of three, and we already know The Stig will return as well. Along with yesterday’s reveal of the extended (and likely final) new Top Gear trailer, it turns out that Chris Evans might be having second thoughts about his new gig. Really?
Despite the rumors of him being "out of control" on set, Evans, according to The Mirror, reportedly said of the former hosts: "Did they get out at the right time? What have we been given? It’s either a golden nugget or a hospital pass. I’m waiting to find out which." The big question is going to be whether the new Evans-led Top Gear can retain the global audience of 350 million people. Obviously Jeremy Clarkson and crew know how to do a proper car show with mass appeal, and we’ll get our first indicator as to whether or not Evans and crew can do the same later this month. Stay tuned.