Alex Cross series in development at Amazon
James R | On 01, Feb 2020
Amazon Studios has put a new Alex Cross series in development.
Cross is the main hero of James Patterson’s bestselling crime novels, which follow the Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C. The books have been running since 2003, with a total of 29 published to date. That kind of success and in-built audience is precisely what Amazon has been looking for in its choice of IP to adapt for Prime Video. Indeed, Amazon’s Bosch series, which is based on the Michael Connelly books, was renewed for a sixth season last year and is the streamer’s longest-running original project.
Cross is no stranger to the screen either, with Morgan Freeman and Tyler Perry both portraying him in feature film adaptations including 1997’s Kiss the Girls, 2001’s Along Came a Spider and 2012‘s Alex Cross. Which books will be chosen to adapt for Amazon is not yet known, although its Bosch series has often adapted multiple novels at once to make up each season. The project hails from Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television, with Patterson and Bill Robinson exec-producing for James Patterson Entertainment. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will exec-produce for Skydance.