The Grand Tour global release date: Season 1 to be available in 200 countries as Amazon goes worldwide

But the rest of the world will have to wait a month

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new vehicular show The Grand Tour launches in the 10 territories the Prime service is available tomorrow (18 November), but when will the rest of the world get to see it?

December apparently, when the streaming service expands to encompass over 200 countries.

The trio made the announcement in a new trailer for the show, which will come to the relief of dads around the world who can’t work out how to torrent it before then.

It makes sense, Amazon going far and wide with The Grand Tour, as it has spent a hell of a lot of money on it.

The opening sequence of tomorrow’s episode has been described as “spectacular” and is said to involve 6,000 extras and have cost £2.5m alone. Each instalment is thought to have a budget of £4m.

Asked whether he thought it would all be worth it, Amazon’s European TV boss, Jay Marine, told the Guardian: “We look at these decisions with the data and I can tell you that we love this deal. Since working with these guys I love it even more than the day we did it. Was this an expensive show? You bet … But is it worth it? Yeah, it’s worth it.”

Clarkson recently echoed his sentiments, telling people to “do the maths” and pointing out that if only 1% of their old Top Gear audience signed up to Amazon to watch the show (annual subscription is £79), it would stand to make £276m.

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