One of the most popular children’s book series in recent times is getting another shot at a live action adaptation.
Alex Rider is headed for TV. The Anthony Horowitz books about a teenage spy working for MI6 have sold over 16 million copies since the first book hit shelves in 2000.
The TV series is being developed by British network ITV and written by Guy Burt (The Borgias). There are also plans for worldwide distribution.
“Burt is cleverly expanding the characters whilst staying true to the spirit of the original novels to ensure that the series will appeal to both loyal fans and a new generation of viewers,” said Horowitz.
The character’s first live action adaptation came in the 2006 film Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker starring Alex Pettyfer in the title role. While the movie has a cult following, it wasn’t the breakout success Horowitz hoped for.
This news coincides with the release of the latest book Never Say Die.
It’s still early in the development process so there are no casting details just yet.
Are you excited about a new Alex Rider TV series? Who would you like to see as the teenage spy?
Source: Screen Rant