Amazon Prime “preparing to renew” Clarkson’s Farm for season four
18th September 2023
Despite claims that the popular farming show would end at season three following Clarkson’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle, reports suggest it is on track for renewal.
Amazon Prime Video is said to be preparing to renew Clarkson’s Farm for a fourth season, after rumours that the show would be cancelled following the third series, Deadline reports.
There were concerns the show would be cancelled after Jeremy Clarkson faced a backlash over comments made about Meghan Markle in his Sunday Times column, which he later apologised for.
Variety previously reported that Amazon was likely to part ways with Clarkson after the previously commissioned series of Clarkson’s Farm and Grand Tour were aired – though Amazon Prime did not confirm or deny this.
According to Deadline, multiple sources have claimed relations have improved and Amazon is in “active talks” with Clarkson over season four of the hit TV show.
While a deal has not been finalised, discussions are said to have been positive and there is ambition on both sides to bring the show back. Amazon reportedly declined to comment.
Filming for season 3 is currently underway, ready for a 2024 premiere.
And here is the fantastic news. A HUGE amount of piglets pic.twitter.com/SBAXAiWF3J
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) August 25, 2023
The show has been a hit with members of the public and farmers alike, charting Clarkson’s progress as a “trainee farmer” and giving an unflinching view of the varied challenges faced by British farmers.
Season two of the show highlighted the farm’s struggles with getting planning permission for a new restaurant and car park, resulting in a major backlash against West Oxfordshire District Council, which refused permission, forcing the restaurant to close. Permission to extend the car park was finally granted in June.
Since the last season Clarkson has shared farm updates via X, formerly known as Twitter, including the birth of a “HUGE amount of piglets” and a mistake in the farm’s apple fermentation process, which resulted in exploding cider.