Alex Rider TV series renewed for season 2

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

From Digital Spy

Alex Rider has been renewed for a second season, with production set to kick off later this year.

Based on the books by Anthony Horowitz, the series follows the London-based titular spy (played by Otto Farrant) as he throws himself into the world of international espionage – something he has been unknowingly training to do since he was a youngster.

Line of Duty's Vicky McClure and Game of Thrones' Brenock O'Connor and Stephen Dillane appeared alongside Farrant in the first season, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in the UK on June 4 and is about to launch on IMDb TV in the US.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

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"As US audiences discover the escapist adventure that is Alex Rider season one, there is no better time to confirm the thrilling story will absolutely continue with a second season," said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, Co-Heads of Content and Programming for IMDb TV.

"We are proud that our first original series since aligning under Amazon Studios features this special character, enviable cast and the dynamic material originated by Anthony and brought to a streaming audience by Guy, Sony and the team at Eleventh Hour."

Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Content Acquisition for Prime Video, added: "The first incredible season of Alex Rider has resonated brilliantly with Prime members because of its mix of suspense, entertainment and drama.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

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"We can't wait for our customers to see what is to come in the next action-packed season, available exclusively on Prime Video in the UK, Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada and Latin America."

Be warned – Alex Rider season one ending spoilers now follow...

The first instalment, which consists of eight episodes, concluded with Alex stopping his wayward clone from wreaking havoc, vowing to give up the secret agent life and go back to being a typical teenager.

However, when it came to Dillane's Department of Special Operations head Alan Blunt, it appeared he had further plans for his latest protégé.

Alex Rider launches on IMDb TV in the US on Friday (November 13), while the show is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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