James Bond-themed reality show in making at Amazon Prime Video
A James Bond-style reality TV show is reportedly in development at Amazon Prime Video. The project, titled 007's Road to a Million, is being co-produced by British production company 72 Films, MGM Television, and Bond movie producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson. The eight-episode series will feature contestants competing in James Bond-related racing events for a £1 million prize (approximately Rs. 10 crore).
Why does this story matter?
We recently bid adieu to Daniel Craig as Bond since the franchise's latest outing No Time To Die (2021) marked the actor's final appearance as the secret agent. So, there couldn't be a better time for a reality show with such a premise. Though its release timeline is yet to be confirmed, this news about the show being greenlit itself is an exciting update.
Here's all you need to know about the show
Coming back to the reality series, Variety reported the contestants—participating as two-member teams—will compete in racing adventures as well as undergo intelligence and endurance tests. The show will be filmed in popular locations from different films of the franchise. Reports also suggest the show has been in the making for four years. To note, it marks the first-ever spin-off based on James Bond.
Hunt is on for the next Bond
Notably, Amazon recently closed an $8.5B deal to acquire the iconic Hollywood studio MGM Studios—home of the Bond franchise. As mentioned before, No Time To Die—a huge critical and commercial success—marked Craig's last outing as Bond. So, Broccoli and Wilson are reportedly now on a hunt to finalize the next actor who will step into the shoes of Craig, becoming the new Agent 007.
What does Broccoli say about the next Bond?
Though there were reports suggesting the next Bond could be a woman, Broccoli had earlier quashed those. She had said, "It will be a man because I don't think a woman should play James Bond," adding, "I believe in making characters for women and not just having women play men's roles... It's very important to me that we make movies for women about women."