007 Road To A Million
24th April 2023
Actor Brian Cox has been cast as the host of the gameshow
By MI6 Staff
Prime Video has cast Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Scottish actor Brian Cox (Succession) as “The Controller,” the enigmatic character who controls the fate of the contestants in the upcoming UK Original series '007’s Road to a Million.'
007’s Road to a Million will see contestants competing in teams of two on a global adventure to win the ultimate prize of up to £1 million. Filmed in many iconic Bond locations—from the Scottish Highlands to Venice and Jamaica—this cinematic format will be a true test of intelligence, endurance, and heroism. In addition to conquering obstacles, the contestants, who will compete in two-person teams, must correctly answer questions hidden in different locations around the world to advance to the next challenge.
The Controller is villainous and cultured, and revels in the increasingly difficult journeys and questions the contestants must overcome. He has millions of pounds to give away—up to £1m per couple—but he doesn’t make it easy. Whilst he lurks in the shadows, he is watching and controlling everything.
Brian Cox said, “I got to see how ordinary people would cope with being on a James Bond adventure. As they travel the world to some of the most iconic Bond locations, it gets more intense and nail-biting. I enjoyed my role as both villain and tormentor, with license to put the hopeful participants through the mangle.”
When the show was first announced last year, Barbara Broccoli commented to Variety: "People have always come to us about doing a TV show, [saying,] Oh, you should do a Bond challenge. But we always stayed away from it because we didn’t want to put people in danger and have them do dangerous things, because it’s not for members of the public—it’s for trained professionals."
007’s Road to a Million is a unique collaboration between Amazon Studios, EON Productions, 72 Films, and MGM Alternative. The unscripted series will launch exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories later this year.