Prime Video, Amazon’s online streaming platform, has greenlit a James Bond inspired unscripted adventure series, 007’s Road to a Million. The UK Amazon Original, eight-part series will be produced by 72 Films, in collaboration with legendary James Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, as well as MGM Television. More specifically, the list of executive producers will feature David Glover, CEO of 72 Films, Wilson and Broccoli for EON Productions and Barry Poznick and Mark Burnett for MGM.
007’s Road to a Million will see contestants competing, in two person teams, in a global adventure to win the ultimate prize of £1million. Filmed in many of the historic locations featured throughout the James Bond films, this cinematic format will be “a true test of intelligence and endurance”. In addition to conquering physical obstacles, the contestants must correctly answer questions hidden in different locations around the world to advance to the next challenge.
According to sources from Variety, the idea of the series has long been discussed and works for the project started about 4 years ago. However, Prime Video has only recently closed a $8.5 billion deal for MGM, part of which other shows are speculated to come.
I first had this idea over three years ago. 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.David Glover, CEO of 72 Films for Variety
With Daniel Craig retiring from his famous role as agent 007 after No Time to Die, the competition show comes during a period of transition for the James Bond Franchise. Besides a new actor to take on the mantle of playing the renowned MI6 spy, “Bond guardians and producers” Broccoli and Wilson have to think of new ways of continuing the character’s story, especially considering his womanizing habits sometimes conflict with today’s culture.
Filming starts later this year and the new series will launch exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories. Casting is underway and applicants are being invited to send in submissions.