Trailer: Alex Rider arrives on Amazon Prime Video this June
Staff Reporter | On 14, May 2020
Amazon has acquired the UK rights to Alex Rider, a new spy series based on the popular teen spy franchise.
The coming-of-age show is based on Point Blanc, the second novel in Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series of books, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and previously inspired the 2006 film Stormbreaker. It stars Otto Farrant as Alex Rider, a London teen who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to help investigate his uncle’s death, and how it connects to the assassination of two high-profile billionaires, Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc, high up in the French Alps, where something sinister is happening beneath the surface.
In addition to Farrant, Alex Rider stars Stephen Dillane as Alan Blunt, commander of The Department, a secret underworld offshoot of MI6, Vicky McClure as Mrs. Jones, Blunt’s second in command, Brenock O’Connor as Rider’s best friend Tom Harris, Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́ as Jack Starbright, Ace Bhattii as Crawley, Marli Siu as Kyra and Andrew Buchan as Ian Rider.
“We are thrilled to bring our Prime members this cinematic drama based on one of literatures most loved characters,” says Chris Bird, Head of Content, EU. “Fans of the book franchise will be delighted to hear that this new series is created by Alex Rider author Anthony Horowitz, alongside outstanding talent both in front and behind the camera. We know that there is huge anticipation for this TV series imagining of an iconic book franchise, so we’re delighted to have secured this show exclusively for Prime members in the UK.”
Horowitz serves as an Executive Producer alongside Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez, series writer Guy Burt, and Andreas Prochaska, who also co-directed the series with Christopher Smith.
“I was thrilled to hear that Prime Video will introduce the Alex Rider TV series to fans,” adds Horowitz. “This is such a huge, popular platform and feels like a natural home for the series. I hope that this is the start of a long creative partnership… with another twelve books ready to go!”
All eight episodes of Alex Rider will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 4th June. Here’s the trailer:
Alex Rider: Season 1 is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.