Amazon’s free streaming service IMDb TV has secured rights to Alex Rider, a coming of age spy series based on the popular novel by the same name. This new series will be based on Point Blanc, the second novel in the Alex Rider franchise, and will premiere on the streaming platform for free on November 13, 2020.
“With a 20 year literary history, the brand and iconic character of Alex Rider resonates with fans around the world,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, Co-Heads of Content and Programming for IMDb TV. “We couldn’t be happier to have IMDb TV as the exclusive U.S. home for this franchise and are excited to deliver customers a beautifully-executed, coming of age thriller featuring this dynamic ensemble cast.”
“I’ve been thrilled by the response Alex Rider has received on Amazon Prime Video in the UK,” said franchise author and executive producer Anthony Horowitz. “Everyone agrees that Otto Farrant is the perfect Alex and that the show absolutely nails the book. It’s everything I could have hoped for and I’m optimistic that viewers in the U.S., Germany, Latin America and many other territories will agree.”
This is the latest in Amazon’s effort to bring original content to IMDb TV. Earlier in February, Amazon Studios announced its plan to start working on more originals for its free streaming platform. In addition to Alex Rider, the slate of original programming will include a reimagining of the crime drama series Leverage. New cast member Noah Wyle will join original series stars Beth Riesgraf, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane and Aldis Hodge in a fresh update to the original concept of reformed crooks using their unique skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on common citizens.
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