Amazon Prime has released season 2 of the hit series Clarkson’s Farm, and it has already broken viewing records.
The show has done very well on the streaming site, much to the surprise of Clarkson who was skeptical that people would enjoy it.
He revealed to LADbible: “I thought Clarkson’s Farm would serve up gentle disappointment to fans of The Grand Tour.”
“They’d watch the first one, maybe the first three, and that would dwindle to nobody watching.
“And then obviously the first inkling that all was well was there was a Guardian review the day after it aired, which said it was appalling and dreadful and an insult to farmers, and I thought, ‘The Guardian hate it – I think we’re on to something here.’”
And it seems he puts the success of the show down to his co-star “Kaleb,” sharing that he thinks “he’s an absolute star.”
“And what I love about Kaleb is he just has no airs and graces around me at all, it’s just, ‘You f***ing useless w***er.’
“That happens on a daily basis, and I live in constant fear of upsetting him – which I know I’ve done. I did something yesterday so bad, and I know he’s going to find out, and I couldn’t sleep last night thinking, ‘He is going to be livid with me.’”
And now, season 2 has officially dropped. The synopsis for this season reads: “Jeremy Clarkson, Britain’s best-known but least-qualified amateur farmer is back!
“Another year in the life of Diddly Squat farm begins, and all the regular characters are still here, helping Jeremy as much as they can: Kaleb’s on hand to show him How to Actually Run a Farm, Lisa’s running the shop, Charlie’s always ready to deliver more brutal home truths, and Gerald’s still Head of Security, with his own unique way of expressing himself.
“With farmers across the country facing the impact of Brexit and the impending loss of subsidies, all are forced to diversify and Jeremy’s got big plans: he wants a herd of cows, he wants a load more chickens, and he wants his own restaurant where he can serve up a menu entirely made up of Diddly Squat produce, with the ambition of increasing his annual profit from last year (£144). All farms are busy, but this one is about to get a whole lot busier…”
Shortly after it came out, fans swarmed to stream the show, which has been hitting headlines recently.
According to Barb, the official audience research company, 4.3 million people watched the farming program’s second season.
Shockingly, the results surpassed the hit series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which debuted on the platform last year with 3.2M viewers and officially made it Amazon’s best-rated show.
It has also gained more viewers than Love Island and the BRIT Awards!
After hearing the news, many fans took to social media to share their thoughts, with one writing: “Brilliant show and as much as some people may hate him he’s highlighting a lot of issues our British farmers have to overcome, gave me a different respect to the work and we try buy from local farmers and butchers now to try support the industry.”
While another said: “brilliant! just shows who’s more popular and that majority of us support him..wonder if meeeghan watches lol.”
“So educational as well as very entertaining. Binge watched the whole 2nd series in a few evenings. Waiting for series 3 now…” a third added.