Second season of Jeremy Clarkson and the boys premieres in October

The first season of The Grand Tour was largely hit-or-miss. There were some segments that really shined. There were some that weren’t as good. And there were some that were funny in the beginning but grew a little stale as the season went on. It wasn’t the best outing we’ve seen from Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, but overall, it was still good enough to make them a part of our lives again. And there is some hope the second season will be much better now that it doesn’t have enormous expectations weighing it down. Whether it does better or not will eventually be determined once the show airs, but what we can tell all of you now is that, according to James May, the second season of The Grand Tour will premiere this October.

According to Digital Spy, May was being interviewed by The One Show earlier this week when he let it slip that “October is when you’ll first be able to see it.” He didn’t follow it up with a specific date, but did add that the tenor of the show, including the massive budget, will remain the same as it was in the first season. That should mean more adventures for the trio to follow up all the escapades they went on in the California desert, South Africa, Namibia, the Netherlands, and the U.K. It’s still unclear what locations have been picked for the second season of the show, but if it does follow the same routine as the first season, expect these three to once again entertain us from God-knows-where while mixing it up with some of the best new cars in the world today.

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Lower expectations should make for a better show

People forget that outside of the three hosts and producer Andy William, the show was made up of completely different faces

Outside of maybe Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, was there ever a show last year that was as heavily hyped as The Grand Tour? I can’t think of any, which is why a lot of people have mixed reactions about the show. Personally, I thought last season was a bit uneven. It had some high points and low points, but for the most part, it didn’t run as smoothly as I thought it would.

A big part of it could be attributed to the show being in its first season. People forget that outside of the three hosts and producer Andy William, the show was made up of completely different faces from a completely different company that itself was making its first dip into the world of motoring shows. The absence of familiarity weighed heavily on the show as even the most passionate of Top Gear fans had to get used to a lot of things, including not seeing The Stig and the boys and they’re typically hilarious one-way banter.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Clarkson, May, and Hammond have up their sleeves come this October.

But now that there’s a little bit more familiarity and the goal of blowing everyone’s mind are no longer top priorities, I expect a far smoother second season of The Grand Tour. It already has some elements in place that make it better than Top Gear – the hosts undeniable chemistry being one of them – and with a season under its belt to experiment and iron out the kinks, I’m looking forward to seeing what Clarkson, May, and Hammond have up their sleeves come this October.

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