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Is Netflix seriously going to revive 'Top Gear' as 'House of Cars?'

Matt Brian, @m4tt
05.13.15
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Ever since Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer in a row over steak, the future of Top Gear has been completely up in the air. The BBC appears to have distanced itself completely, leaving Clarkson and his co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond to speak to other broadcasters about creating a brand new motoring show. Over the past few weeks, it's been suggested that streaming giant Netflix is the favourite to pick up the trio, and today The Mirror has added more fuel to the fire after it reported that the new show already has a name: House of Cars.

You'd be forgiven if you did a double take. Yes, it's a car-related spin on the award-winning political drama House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Netflix wouldn't be able to to use the BBC's Top Gear trademark, so it'd need something unique if it really is going to film a new series. It doesn't help that there's already a Spanish-language car show called House of Cars, of course. However, the company's involvement hasn't yet been confirmed, so we're still firmly in the rumor and speculation stage. That said, if it was true, we do wonder whether Netflix could utilize some of its other popular Originals for more pun fun. Here's the best we could do with two editors and a 15-minute deadline:

  • Marco Polo -- Marco VW Polo
  • Better Call Saul -- Better Call AA/AAA
  • Orange Is The New Black -- Orange Is The New Black Leather Interior
  • Hemlock Grove -- Gridlock Grove
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- Un-brake-able Jimmy Schmidt
  • BoJack Horseman -- Hatchback Horseman/BoJack Horsepower
  • Grace and Frankie -- Race and Frankie

Think you can do better? Drop it in the comments.

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