James Bond Competition Series Ordered by Prime Video
A week since Amazon’s MGM acquisition was officially finalized, Amazon has started working on potential projects centered around MGM’s wide library of films and TV shows. Variety brings word that one of the first projects currently in development is a competitive race series, centered around the James Bond franchise.
Prime Video has officially given a series order to global adventure reality series 007’s Road to a Million, where contestants will compete for the cash prize of $1.3 million. This marks the first time that the long-running spy franchise is venturing into television.
007’s Road to a Million hails from franchise owners Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who are set to executive produce the eight-episode series through their EON Productions banner. It is a production by Britain’s 72 Films and MGM Television.
The James Bond-themed competition show will be filmed in several historic locations that were featured in previous Bond films. Two-member teams will be going through a “test of intelligence and endurance,” which includes “passing physical obstacles and correctly answering questions hidden in different locations around the world in order to advance to the next challenge.”
The unscripted series will be executive produced by David Glover for 72 Films along with Barry Poznick and Mark Burnett for MGM. Dom Bird will be overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Production is expected to begin later this year, with casting still currently underway.