Amazon was rumoured to be negotiating a multi-billion dollar deal to buy MGM, the home of James Bond, earlier this year. While this has raised fears that No Time to Die will be released on Amazon Prime, EON Productions has stated that they “are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for the worldwide theatrical audience.” Another worry was that Amazon would expand the franchise with a slew of spinoffs, including a James Bond TV show, but longtime producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are adamantly opposed to this.
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were asked if a James Bond TV series would be a no-go for them while JobLo was speaking with Total Film. Broccoli said, “You got it.” “We are filmmakers. We make movies for the big screen. That’s exactly what we do.“ They’ve “resisted that call for 60 years,” Wilson added. It’s worth noting that, despite Amazon’s purchase, Broccoli and Wilson retain creative control over all decisions involving the secret agent. Despite their assurances that a James Bond television series is not in the works, I wouldn’t rule it out at some point in the future. Would you watch a James Bond TV series if it was done well?
To return to No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final film as James Bond has been significantly delayed due to the pandemic, but the stage has been set for the film to finally hit theatres, which means that the producers will have to start thinking about who will play the next James Bond. “It’s difficult to think about the future until this film has its moment,” Barbara Broccoli said. “I think we just really want to celebrate this and celebrate Daniel, and then look at the landscape and figure out what the future is when the dust settles.” Although one thing I believe we’ve learned in the last 18 months is that you never know what the future holds. So we’ll have to sit down and think about it.” So we have to sit down and think about it.” No Time to Die will hit theaters in the U.K. on September 30, 2021, followed by an October 8, 2021 release in the U.S.