Apple TV+ doc Sound of 007 explores 60 years of James Bond music

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Has it been 60 years already, Mr. Bond?
Has it been 60 years already, Mr. Bond?
Photo: MGM & UAR

Marking the 60th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, Apple TV+ plans to release a documentary film entitled The Sound of 007 in October 2022. It will celebrate the music of the Bond films, from Dr. No with Sean Connery in 1962 to Daniel Craig’s last romp as the man from MI6 in 2021, No Time to Die.

Interviews and archival material in a Bond music documentary

The film will explore the soundtracks from all the films, including the iconic theme song, of course. It will examine classical scores from composers such as John Barry and look at modern Bond soundtrack ballads by artists like Adele, Jack White, Billie Eilish and Sam Smith. It will blend interviews with archival material from the films and their making.

Produced for Apple TV+ by MGM and Eon Productions, the new documentary will air in October 2022.

Follows Daniel Craig’s farewell

The new film comes along after the release of 2021’s No Time to Die, the final film of Daniel Craig’s Bond career. He appeared in it alongside Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas.

The movie featured a shock or two that may make fans wonder what’s in store for the franchise’s future. Those behind the Bond canon have said the character will return, though who knows how — or as whom — at this point.

In an appearance on the Girls on Film podcast, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli confirmed that future Bond will remain male. However, when questioned by host Anna Smith about the possibility of a non-binary character, Broccoli said, “Who knows, I think it’s open, you know? We just have to find the right actor.”

More about Apple TV+

Last year, Apple TV+ Original documentary Beastie Boys Story and Showtime’s The Go-Go’s tied for Best Music Documentary at the Critics Choice Awards.

Since launching in 2019, Apple TV+ has released dozens of original shows and movies and won numerous awards. The sports comedy Ted Lasso, for example, won seven Emmy Awards earlier this year.