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Top Gear Returns to BBC America this March

A new Season of Top Gear is on the way

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BBC America is gearing up to release new episodes of “Top Gear” this spring. The popular series, hosted by Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, will premiere at a special date and time on Saturday, March 3 at 10:30/9:30c on BBC America. The series is getting a terrific lead-in for the premiere, as it is set to air following the seventh episode of Planet Earth: Blue Planet II.

This season on Top Gear, six hour-long episodes see the team confronting the big issues: building the world’s fastest tractor, tackling America’s Wild West in shiny new V8 sports cars, attempting to land a NASA research plane in a muscle car, and much more. Filmed in locations including Japan, the U.S, and Italy, the show will include Top Gear’s trademark array of photography, state-of-the-art supercars, celebrity guests and “a healthy disrespect for presenter safety” according to the network’s announcement. The series also released a trailer for the new season, if you missed it, you can watch that video below.

Top Gear joins BBCA’s current programming slate which includes: Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, airing Saturdays at 9/8c; Thursday Night Darts: Premier League 2018, airing Thursdays at 10/9c; The Graham Norton Show, airing Fridays at 10/9c; and Killing Eve, which premieres April 8 at 8/7c. “Killing Eve” is one of the larger launches planned for the this spring. The series is based on the novellas by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. BBCA’s Killing Eve centers on two women named Eve and Villanelle. Eve is a bored, intelligent, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy, while Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Co-starring in the series alongside Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood), who plays Carolyn, a lead MI6 agent, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Downward Dog) as Elena, Eve’s assistant. The cast also includes Kim Bodnia (The Bridge), David Haig (Penny Dreadful), Sean Delaney, and Owen McDonnell (My Mother and Other Strangers).

The following day, Sunday, March 4, Top Gear will air its second episode in its regular weekly time slot, Sundays at 8/7c on BBC America.