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Alex Rider season two gets greenlit, series to be based on Eagle Strike book

Amazon Prime Video has renewed teen spy thriller series Alex Rider for a second season, and confirmed that the next season will be based on Eagle Strike, the fourth novel in the best-selling Alex Rider franchise.

The show will screen on Prime Video in the UK, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Latin America and New Zealand, and IMDb TV in the US.

The first season of Alex Rider has only just launched on Prime Video in Italy, Canada and Latin America. Prime Video says the show was a hit when it debuted in the UK, Australia and Germany this summer.

Produced by Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television, the series stars Otto Farrant as Alex Rider, a London based teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage.

Alex Rider, a London based teenager, has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage…

In the US, Alex Rider is the first original show for IMDB TV

Executive Producer and franchise author Anthony Horowitz, said “I couldn’t be happier with the response to season one of Alex Rider and I’m thrilled that the adventure is going to continue with Eagle Strike, one of my favourite stories.”

“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,” says 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.”

“We’re thrilled that audiences in over 100 global territories connected with Alex Rider so enthusiastically since it launched on Amazon Prime Video in the UK this summer. Escapism and entertainment have never been more important than they are this year, and I know that what Anthony and the team at Eleventh Hour have planned for Eagle Strike will keep everyone on the edge of their seats,” adds Wayne Garvie, President International Production, Sony Pictures Television.

As with Alex Rider season one, series creator Anthony Horowitzwill serve as an Executive Producer alongside Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez, and series writer Guy Burt. 

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