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Succession star Brian Cox to host James Bond game show - and it sounds seriously good

The James Bond-themed show 007’s Road to a Million sounds amazing

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession
Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Succession star Brian Cox is trying his hand at hosting a game show after starring as the misanthropic billionaire Logan Roy in the hit HBO show. The actor has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video for the upcoming show 007’s Road to a Million, a James Bond-style gameshow where contestants can win up to £1million. Can we apply?!

In the show, contestants competing in teams of two will travel to plenty of popular James Bond filming locations from the Scottish Highlands to Venice and Jamaica in a  test of intelligence, endurance, and heroism. 

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The synopsis reads: “In addition to conquering obstacles, the contestants, who will compete in two-person teams, must correctly answer questions hidden in the different locations around the world to advance to the next challenge.” 

Brian will host as ‘the Controller’, a “villainous and cultured” host who “revels in the increasingly difficult journeys and questions the contestants must overcome”. 

Brian Cox in 007 game show
Brian Cox in 007 game show

Chatting about his new gig, Brian 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.”

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The star recently opened up about the end of the hit show Succession, revealing that he "felt nothing" after filming his final scene of the show, telling Variety: "It was the last scene, finito." Hinting at how his character’s story concludes, he added: "Logan absolutely gets what he needs. That’s the great thing about the show. He gets peace, which is good." We can’t wait to check out his new project!

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