Amazon’s Prime Video has greenlit its first James Bond TV show in 007’s Road to a Million – a “Bond-style spin on a race around the world” reality show competition.
As reported by Variety, the eight-part series will be produced by MGM Televsion, The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty’s 72 Films, and Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
Sources have revealed the project has been in the works at Prime Video for around four years, which would be well before the $8.45 billion deal of Amazon buying MGM was announced. Speaking of which, Amazon officially closed the deal to acquire MGM on March 17, 2022, after a regulatory lawsuit deadline expired.
Production on 007’s Road to a Million will begin later this year and it will see contestants competing in a global adventure to win a cash prize of £1 million ($1.3 million). The competition will take place at “many of the historic locations featured throughout the seminal Bond films,” and the “cinematic format” will be a test of intelligence and endurance.
In addition to physical challenges, the two-person teams will need to answer questions from around the world to advance to the next stage of the adventure. If this sounds like a journey you’d like to take, 72 Films is currently inviting the world to send in their applications for a chance to star in the show and win the ultimate Bond prize.
“I first had this idea over three years ago,” 72 Films’ CEO David Glover said. “Dan Grabiner and the U.K. Originals team took it to a whole other level. To be working with Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the Bond franchise is a privilege and a dream come true.”
This news of 007’s Road to a Million arrives as the James Bond franchise enters a new era without Daniel Craig following his final performance in No Time to Die. Broccoli has confirmed the search for a new Bond would begin this year.
Broccoli and Wilson also previously said that fans shouldn’t expect a James Bond TV spinoff series at Amazon. So, while we may not get a traditional Bond series anytime soon, the reality show world will soon be shaken, not stirred.
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