James Bond Television Series Officially Nixed

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Back in May, Amazon dished out a cool $8.45 billion USD to purchase the Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) movie studio and its staple of IP including Rocky Balboa, Hannibal Lector, and James Bond.

Many immediately speculated that a 007 television series would be announced by the streamer in no time, however that won't actually be the case. For now, at least.

MGM, and now Amazon, only holds 50% of the rights to Bond, with the other half belonging to the Broccoli family. And when asked about the famed British spy heading to the small screen by Total Film, producer Barbara Broccoli, who stewards the franchise alongside Michael G. Wilson, spelled it out clearly: "We make films. We make films for the cinema. That’s what we do."

Of course, it's impossible to say that will always be the case. But for now, at least, it looks like Bond is sticking to the big screen.