Alex Cross Series Gets Early Season 2 Pickup at Amazon

Amazon is doubling down on its Alex Cross series.

The tech giant’s Prime Video streaming platform has ordered a second season of Cross, a drama starring Aldis Hodge and based on James Patterson’s best-selling novel series about a detective and forensic psychologist who delves into the minds of killers in order to catch them. The renewal comes ahead of the show’s debut — a date for which hasn’t been set.

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Additionally, Wes Chatham, Matthew Lillard and Jeanine Mason are set to join the cast for the second season. Ryan Eggold, Isaiah Mustafa, Alona Tal, Johnny Ray Gill, Eloise Mumford and Siobhan Murphy star with Hodge in season one.

Prime Video confirmed the renewal at its upfront presentation on May 14 and also released a teaser for the series (watch it below).

Cross landed a series order at Prime Video in October 2022 after more than two years in development. The show comes from Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television, which also produce Prime Video’s Reacher — one of the streamer’s biggest series — and Jack Ryan.

Alex Cross is the lead character in 32 novels from Patterson, most recently 2023’s Alex Cross Must Die. Morgan Freeman starred in two feature films based on the first two books in the series, Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls (though the latter was released first), and Tyler Perry played the character in 2012’s Alex Cross, based on the 12th book in the series.

Ben Watkins (Truth Be Told, Burn Notice) is the series’ showrunner and executive produces (via his Blue Monday Productions) with Sam Ernst, Jim Dunn, Craig Siebels, Patterson and his James Patterson Entertainment partners Bill Robinson and Patrick Santa, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance TV, and Bill Bost. Hodge is a producer.

May 15, 1 p.m. Updated with confirmation of Cross‘ season two renewal and a teaser for season one.

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