No James Bond show happening according to producers
By Aron Gerencser August 23, 2021
In a landmark deal, Amazon announced the acquisition of MGM for an immense $8.5bn, bringing many major media franchises and IPs under its control.
That includes James Bond, which is soon going to celebrate the release of the latest outing of Daniel Craig as 007 in No Time To Die.
As rumors cropped up, the producers stepped in to confirm that the series won't be getting a spin-off show for streaming.
Securing key IP to power Amazon Prime Video in the streaming wars is the main motivation behind the acquisition.
Being the exclusive home of the biggest and most recognized franchises in popular culture is the best way to ensure viewers will pick your service.
With Amazon on the prowl for marketable brands to energize Prime Video with, 007 would seem like quite the catch.
However, long-time producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are adamant that the series is sticking to movies only.
Allegedly Broccoli, Wilson and the entire team behind No Time To Die retain full control over the franchise.
However it is a question of when will the new owners try to exact control.
Nonetheless, the producers are adamant and confident that their positions won't be challenged.
No Time to Die hits theaters on October 8 after being delayed more than a year.
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