Alex Rider. Man, that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. I admittedly haven’t read the young adult novels, but as a bookstore frequenter, it was one of those series I came across more times that I can count. It’s a brand that’s apparently stuck with me in spite of my complete lack of knowledge of it. So, what is it? It’s a series of spy novels aimed at teens — pretty much what I expected Kingsman: The Secret Service to be before I actually saw it.
Now, it looks like Sony has given the novels the television show treatment and has released the brand-new trailer. And you know what? I kinda dig what they’re putting out there. This first season is eight episodes long and covers the second novel in the series, Point Blanc.
Below is the official synopsis for Alex Rider:
“When Alex Rider learns that his Uncle Ian was killed in the line of duty as a British spy – and not a car accident like he’s been told – everything changes for this otherwise normal teen. Alex is soon approached by Alan Blunt, head of a top-secret offshoot of MI6 known as The Department, who reveals that he’s been unknowingly trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to leave his old life behind, Alex goes undercover to investigate the connection between the deaths of two billionaires and a remote boarding school called Point Blanc. Upon arrival, he discovers that the students are subjects in the megalomaniacal school director’s plan led to gain control of their families’ business empires. Aided by his classmate Kyra, best friend Tom, and his au pair Jack, Alex exposes the plot’s global network and begins his career as MI6’s youngest covert asset.”
Perhaps most interestingly of all, Alex Rider doesn’t look to have a release platform yet, so there’s no telling where or when this thing is going to pop up.
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