This morning, Amazon Freevee has confirmed that cameras are now rolling on the third season of spy-drama Alex Rider. The series has also confirmed the names of several new cast members who will joining in Alex’s adventures when the series returns later in the year.
The third season will see the return of main cast members Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Brenock O’Connor, Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́, and Marli Siu. They will be joined by Sofia Helin (The Bridge, Atlantic Crossing, The Same Sky, Mystery Road), Shelley Conn (Bridgerton, Good Omens, Gen V), Kevin McNally (The Crown, Das Boot, the Pirates of the Caribbean film series), and Jason Wong (Strangers, The Gentlemen, the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves).
We’ve also got a couple of first-look stills from the set which you can check out below:
Produced by Eleventh Hour Films and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television, Alex Rider is a spy-thriller series based on the best-selling book franchise written by Anthony Horowitz, which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. The series follows Alex, a teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage.
The third season of Alex Rider features the return of series stars Otto Farrant as Alex Rider, Stephen Dillane as Alan Blunt, Vicky McClure as Mrs. Jones, Brenock O’Connor as Tom Harris, Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́ as Jack Starbright, and Marli Siu as Kyra Vashenko-Chao. Joining the cast this season is Sofia Helin as Julia Rothman, an enigmatic, rich widow who, unbeknownst to the world, is a highly secretive agent with Scorpia, the criminal organisation behind Alex Rider’s deadliest encounters; Shelley Conn as Laura Kellner, a ruthless and reckless politician who challenges the Department’s authority; Kevin McNally as Max Grendel, a shrewd and calm senior council for Scorpia, with the outward appearance of a kind, European gentleman; and Jason Wong as Nile, a dangerous Scorpia assassin, devoted to Rothman.
Adapted by Guy Burt from Scorpia, the fifth Alex Rider novel, Season Three sets the teenage spy on the trail of his greatest enemy: the elusive criminal network known as Scorpia. Finally free of the manipulative Alan Blunt and his Department, Alex embarks on a personal mission to destroy Scorpia once and for all, little realising the journey will reveal his ties to both organisations run deeper than he ever thought possible.
Anthony Horowitz serves as an executive producer alongside Eleventh Hour’s Jill Green and Eve Gutierrez, series writer Guy Burt, director Andreas Prochaska, and actor Otto Farrant. The series is distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television.