New York – July 26, 2017 – BBC AMERICA launched a new way for consumers to access the network– starting on July 25th, viewers can watch BBC AMERICA’s extraordinary programming on Roku devices. In tandem with the network’s launch on the Roku platform, audiences can tune in for the world premiere of Top Gear America on July 30th.
With a nod to its UK roots, the reimagined US spin-off of Top Gear will appear with three new presenters and eight new episodes. Hosts included racing enthusiast and veteran film and TV actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown, and premier British automotive journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. Top Gear America will review not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles, but also the cars of America’s culture defining past. From the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, Top Gear America will put the viewer in the passenger seat alongside the car-obsessed hosts, as they race the most incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west. Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas. Of course, the one and only Stig, Top Gear’s mysterious test driver, will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.