10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Alex Rider' Officially Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon's IMDb TV
It's official: Alex Rider is returning to Amazon's IMDb TV.
The Amazon-backed free TV streaming service will debut the Sony TV-produced drama in the U.S. on Nov. 13. The show launched in the summer on Prime Video in the U.K., Australia and Germany.
Season two will be based on Eagle Strike, the fourth novel in the best-selling Alex Rider franchise. Otto Farrant stars as the titular character, a London-based teen who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the world of espionage.
The renewal was expected as the show has already mapped out a January return to production in London. Alex Rider is the first scripted original for IMDb TV.
"As U.S. 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,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content and programming at IMDb TV.
Anthony Horowitz, who penned the books, exec produces alongside Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez and writer Guy Burt.