Believe it or not, but it has been six years since Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was dismissed from the BBC. Since then, the motoring specialist has gone on to host The Grand Tour and Clarkson's Farm on Amazon Prime Video.
Clarkson purchased a thousand acres of land in Chadlington in 2008, which included Curdle Hill Farm. Later renamed to "Diddly Squat Farm", the land was taken over by Clarkson in 2019. Local villager Howard previously farmed the land, and upon retirement, Clarkson decided to try and farm the land himself.
The first series was broadcast in June 2021, with fans eagerly awaiting news of a new season announcement.
Season one of Clarkson's Farm was released on June 11th 2021. The first series consists of eight episodes, averaging 45 minutes each. The release date for the second season has not yet been confirmed, although Jeremy Clarkson has stated that he would do a second season "In a heartbeat". He told LADbible that he has some great ideas for another season, but ultimately the decision is up to Amazon.
Episode one of the show was recorded in September of 2019, 21 months before the release date. This could suggest that if the show begins production soon, it could be a while before filming and production ends for a sequel season. Of course, COVID-19 has meant that the show was not in production for periods of 2021. This means that we could be seeing a second season earlier than expected.
Amazon Prime Video will of course be looking at the viewing figures for the show, to gauge how successful it has been. The show currently is rated 4.9 stars on Prime Video, and 9.3 stars on IDMB. These scores mean that Clarkson's Farm is currently in the top 10 TV show list on IDMB, alongside the likes of Breaking Bad and The Wire.
Kaleb Cooper is Clarkson's right-hand man on the farm, tasked with training Jeremy on the ins and outs of being a farmer. Kaleb clearly knows a lot more about agriculture and land management, despite Clarkson technically being his boss on the farm. The resulting dysfunctional relationship has caused tensions throughout the first season.
As there has been no announcement to renew the show, it's not clear whether Kaleb Cooper will be starring in new episodes. Audiences do seem to be enjoying the pair's working relationship, with one viewer suggesting that Kaleb should be a contestant on this year's season of Love Island.
If the show is renewed for a second series, it is likely that it will consist of eight episodes, similar to the first series. Fans do seem to be loving the show, illustrating a clear demand for longer episodes and an overall lengthier season on the whole. A lack of COVID-19 restrictions could also mean that the cast of the show could potentially increase, if Clarkson is looking to broaden his horizons and learn more farming skills.
Clarkson's Farm was originally part of the Sarsden estate in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. It was previously called "Curdle Hill Farm', but Clarkson later named the land "Diddly Squat Farm". This was to indicate the lack of potential and productivity the land seemingly has, particularly when Clarkson is in charge.
Jeremy Clarkson and his girlfriend Lisa Hogan opened their farm shop in 2020, advertising "Incredible food" and "Literally the best hamburgers in the world". Last month, articles suggested that the farm had become somewhat of a tourist destination. It appears that hundreds of fans have flocked to the site, in an attempt to meet the presenter. Clarkson then took to Twitter to apologise for the large amount of traffic in the area, stating that they are "doing everything we can to improve the situation".
As Clarkson's Farm is an Amazon Prime Video Original, you need to have an Amazon Prime account to watch the show. All episodes of season one are available to watch now.
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