Succession’s Brian Cox lands villainous new role in James Bond TV show

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Succession star Brian Cox is officially a man in demand – and has now been snapped up to take on a villainous new role in a James Bond series. 

The actor, famed for playing Logan Roy on the HBO favourite, will take on the mysterious role of ‘The Controller’ in Prime Video reality series, 007’s Road To A Million. 

Road To A Million will see contestants live out their James Bond fantasies and become the spy himself in a series of competitions to win a £1million cash prize. 

According to the show’s synopsis: “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.”

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The role seems like a perfect fit for actor Cox, who has become synonymous with a character infamous for his scheming ways. 

Speaking on the part, 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.” 

As first reported by Variety, the show will see the participants split into couples and travel across some of the film franchises most well-known locations to handle tasks. 

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Locations include Venice, Jamaica and the Scottish highlands. 

Each competing team must solve the clues and questions necessary to advance to the next stage. 

Prime Video has declared the show “a true test of intelligence, endurance, and heroism”. 

The series marks the first time Eon, who own the James Bond franchise, has allowed its name to be used for a reality show. 

007’s Road To A Million is due for release by the end of 2023 on Prime Video.

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