The first TV adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider teen spy novels will premiere on Amazon Prime this June, after the streaming giant snapped up the UK rights. The series has been a publishing phenomenon, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.
Based on Point Blanc, the second novel in the Alex Rider franchise, the show will debut June 4, with all eight episodes of season one available for screening.
Set in London, the show stars Otto Farrant as Alex Rider, trained since childhood for a life of espionage. Think Kingsman Junior.
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, where the teenage students of the ultra-rich aren’t quite what they seem.
“I hope that this is the start of a long creative partnership…with another twelve books ready to go!”Anthony Horowitz
“I was thrilled to hear that Prime Video will introduce the Alex Rider TV series to fans,” says franchise author Anthony 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!”
Horowitz also serves as an Executive Producer on the Sony Pictures Television produced show.