In case you weren’t aware, IMDb has an ad-supported streaming service called IMDb TV. Well, a new show called Alex Rider has been unleashed on the service and it looks interesting. The series is based on the book series written by Anthony Horowitz and stars Otto Farrant (The White Queen), Vicky McClure (Line of Duty), and Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones). The show follows the titular Alex Rider who has unknowingly been trained to be an incredible spy all of his life. That whole shebang.
Alex Rider, the first Original drama series from IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming service, is a coming of age spy-thriller series based on the best-selling, global phenomenon book franchise written by Anthony Horowitz, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. The series follows Alex Rider, a London based teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. 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. Isolated far above the snowline in the French Alps, Point Blanc claims to set the troubled teenage children of the ultra-rich back onto the right track. As Alex digs deeper, he discovers the students are in fact the subjects of a disturbing plan which Alex will have to risk his life to stop. The season is based on the second book in the franchise, Point Blank.
We’ve got an exclusive clip from the fourth episode (all 10 episodes are now available to stream) that shows Alex starting to piece everything together. This show sounds like it has quite a bit of potential. Also, Guy Burt (Harriet’s Army) serves as showrunner.