The BBC has posted a trailer for the 29th season of the Top Gear auto show and showed how viewers are filmed in the context of the coronavirus

The BBC has posted a trailer for the 29th season of the Top Gear auto show and showed how viewers are filmed in the context of the coronavirus

September 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the fact that the previous 28th season of the endless Top Gear auto show was released this winter, the British company BBC announced the imminent release of the next season. And since the shooting took place at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the creators of the project had to come up with a new format for interacting with the public.

For those who are not familiar with the Top Gear auto show – in addition to stories about individual cars (with one author-host) and plots-travel comparisons (all three of the hosts), the show also contains scenes from the studio, in which the audience is traditionally present. The audience reacts to the most interesting messages and successful jokes of the presenters (although the latter are less and less recently), which creates a special atmosphere.

Obviously, it will take a long time to gather a crowd in a cramped indoor space, so the producers of Top Gear came up with an ingenious move with the auto cinema format. The lucky ones who managed to get an invitation to shoot come with friends or family in their own cars. But instead of leaving them in the parking lot, the audience drives their cars onto the field with the stage, from where they watch the show. Thus, the Top Gear team managed to comply with quarantine restrictions on the distance between viewers and emphasize the automotive focus of the show.

The BBC has not yet announced a release date for the 29th season of the Top Gear auto show, but has promised that it will happen in the very near future.

Recall that after the scandalous departure of Clarkson, May and Hammond in 2015, Matt LeBlanc became one of the six co-hosts of Top Gear, along with Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Rory Reid, Sabina Schmitz and Eddie Jordan. After the first season, due to a catastrophic decrease in the audience, Chris Evans left the show, and a couple of years later – and Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reed, which forced the creators of the show to restart the project with new hosts. As a result, in 2019, two seasons of Top Gear were released at once – the farewell for Matt LeBlanc on the 26th (February 17) and the debut for the new roster of hosts represented by Paddy McGuinness, Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris on the 27th (June 16).