A novel television adventure series, “007: Road To A Million,” is set to take audiences on a global journey filled with adrenaline and intrigue, reminiscent of the suave and daring escapades of the iconic spy, James Bond. Scheduled for global release on Prime Video on November 10, the series offers contestants the chance to win a grand prize of 1 million pounds ($1.2 million) through a series of high-stakes challenges.
In the show, nine dynamic duos, drawn from varied walks of life including healthcare, law enforcement, and various personal relationships, embark on a journey to conquer a gauntlet of daring tasks. They are not the typical cold-blooded agents of espionage lore but everyday heroes, possessing courage and an earnest determination to triumph against the odds.
Guiding them through this thrilling pursuit is “The Controller,” a character played by distinguished Scottish actor Brian Cox, known for his role in the hit series “Succession.” From a distance, he observes as the contestants engage in heart-pounding stunts designed to lead them to a briefcase that holds their fortunes. Each briefcase contains a set of questions that escalate in value, drawing them closer to the coveted million-pound prize.
The series concept hinges on placing ordinary individuals within the fabric of a James Bond narrative, a task that executive producer David Glover acknowledges was an unknown venture at the outset. Nevertheless, the result is a spectacle of true human valor, as contestants display resilience and endearing heroism, evoking the essence of James Bond’s spirit without the professional training.
At the series’ onset, brothers James and Joey Bone set the tone as they brave the murky waters of a loch in the Scottish Highlands to retrieve their first question. They, like many contestants, recognize the uniqueness of their undertaking, likening it to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a stark deviation from their routine lives.
The show has garnered backing from the guardians of the Bond legacy, with film producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson serving as executive producers. Their involvement lends the show an authentic connection to the 007 franchise and an endorsement of its adventurous spirit.
As fans of the franchise eagerly await news on who will step into the polished shoes of the suave spy following Daniel Craig’s departure, Broccoli teases with a cryptic “Watch this space,” suggesting that the search for the next James Bond remains a tightly held secret.