Amazon Prime confirmed in March of 2022 that its James Bond reality series was actually happening after being in the works for four years. New on the streamer on November 10, “007: Road to a Million” features nine pairs of ordinary people who embark on worldwide James Bond-like adventures as they compete for a $1 million prize. Brian Cox serves as the series host — dubbed “The Controller” — who guides the pairs through the game as he keeps watch over the action.
“It was fun. I love bossing people around, so that’s what I did,” the “Succession” star told Jimmy Fallon. Apart from the adventure, the actor added, he loved how some emotional, human elements emerged as the competition unfolded. One couple “found a new relationship in their marriage because suddenly they were able to trust one another after so many years,” Cox told Fallon. “It was very touching to see.”
In the meantime, the casting of the next James Bond actor remains up in the air. Longtime fan favorite Idris Elba seemingly put his Bond casting speculation to rest in March 2023, saying the rumors of him taking up the 007 mantle were nowhere near the truth. In January, another candidate to play the super spy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, reportedly had a James Bond meeting that “went well.”