The Other 00’s


From Daring Fireball’s John Gruber–a bond fan:

I’ve been saying for years that they should do a spin-off movie starring Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. Also ripe for spin-offs: the exploits of the other agents in the 00 sector. With Bond, you know he’s going to win in the end. Make some movies or a serious HBO-style limited series about the other agents in the 00 sector and you’d never know who was going to die when. There is a ton of untapped potential in this franchise.

One has to wonder why other than Sean Bean’s 006 in Goldeneye, the other agents of the 00 section of Her Majesty’s Secret Service have not been fictionalized at all. The Broccoli’s could have used short movies about the other 00’s as a platform to test potential new Bond directors.  Somewhere, someone is missing the boat on great stories in and around Bond (like Rogue One is a “Star Wars Story”). Will Apple or Amazon tap in to this potential?? Gruber at least throws the idea out there for all of us to consider.