Amazon’s ‘Cross’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal; Wes Chatham, Matthew Lillard & Jeanine Mason Cast

Ahead of the series premiere of Cross, Prime Video is already prepping a second season of the drama based on the best-selling Alex Cross book series by James Patterson. Wes Chatham (Ahsoka), Matthew Lillard (Good Girls) and Jeanine Mason (Upload) are set to star opposite lead Aldis Hodge in Season 2 of the series, created, executive produced and showrun by Hand of God‘s Ben Watkins, sources tell Deadline. Prime Video declined comment but all three are believed to have one-year deals.

From Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television, Cross is a twisted thriller about Alex Cross (Hodge), a detective and forensic psychologist, uniquely capable of digging into the psyches of killers and their victims, in order to identify — and ultimately capture — the murderers.

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Mason is said to be playing Rebecca, a brilliant, ambitious and vengeful judge. Lillard is believed to be playing Lance, a ruthless, self-made business tycoon. Chatham plays Donnie, a hard-edged military veteran turned farmer with far-right political views and sensitive heart, we hear.

Season 1, whose premiere date is yet to be announced, also stars Ryan Eggold, Isaiah Mustafa, Alona Tal, Johnny Ray Gill, Eloise Mumford, and Siobhan Murphy.

This marks a reunion for Hand Of God creator Watkins and Chatham, who did a guest arc on the Prime Video series. Chatham also starred in the sci-fi drama The Expanse, which started on Syfy before migrating to Prime Video for its last three seasons. Chatham was recently seen playing Captain Enoch on Disney+’s Ahsoka. He is repped by Gersh and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver Thompson.

Cross also expands Mason’s relationship with Prime Video where she has been recurring on comedy Upload. Winner of Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance, Mason played a lead on the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico and recurred on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. She is repped by Verve, 3 Arts and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

Known for his roles in the Scooby-Doo and Scream franchises, Lillard was recently seen in Five Nights at Freddy’s. In TV, he was a series regular on Good Girls. Lillard is repped by Verve, Strand Entertainment and Heller Law.

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