Based on Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling book series, “Alex Rider” is a television series featuring Otto Farrant as the main character, a young boy recruited by MI6 to operate as a spy, using his youth to get access to locations that adult spies are not permitted.
The first novel in the series, “Stormbreaker,” was adapted into a film in 2006 starring Alex Pettyfer as Rider. Still, it was a critical and box office flop, rating just 35% on Rotten Tomatoes and grossing only $677,646 domestically while grossing roughly $23 million overseas.
Fortunately, they just gave it another go, with the new television series set to premiere on Amazon Prime in June 2020 to great reviews.
The new “Alex Rider” series is based on the second novel in the original series, “Point Break,” and stars Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Toby Stephens, and Andrew Buchan, among others.
It’s easy to assume that the program was a hit since it was promptly renewed for Season 2, which will launch on Amazon’s IMDb TV service on December 3, 2021.
Although the second season was just recently released, fans of “Alex Rider” are already inquiring about the possibility of a third season. So, will Rider return for other espionage missions shortly?
Alex Rider Season 3 Release Date
Right now, “Alex Rider” has not been renewed or canceled, which is understandable given that Season 2 just debuted on IMDb TV. However, based on the strong reception to the latest episodes, the show’s future seems bright.
While it does not yet have a critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it does have a 95 percent Audience Score, which is a very positive indicator. Many reviewers concur, with Martin Carr of Flickering Myth remarking.
“The sequel to ‘Alex Rider’ succeeds well in expanding this universe. Additionally, audiences get a sense of connectivity, which serves to ground action sequences by displaying substantial effects.”
Because “Alex Rider” is a streaming series, it is doubtful that the public would see the real viewership figures, which are a crucial element in a production company’s choice to renew or not renew.
Sony Pictures Television produces the series in conjunction with Eleventh Hour Films, owned by Sony and led by Jill Green, Anthony Horowitz’s wife. At the same time, Amazon Studios handles global distribution (via Deadline).
The cast also talked firmly in an interview with Express about their characters’ futures in a prospective “Alex Rider” Season 3.
Season 2 of the sitcom was renewed in November 2020, so fans may have to wait a few months to learn the official consensus on Season 3, but maybe good news will come sooner. The Rider is certain to return for another round with such a good sophomore year.
Alex Rider Season 3 Plot
The series follows an adolescent, Lex Rider, who is employed by MI6 and assisted in becoming a Super Spy. His quest to assist his friend’s family drew him into a battle against millionaire crooks and world-class organized crime.
Season 2’s cliffhanger finale episodes served as a clue that the program would continue on Amazon Prime for an extended period and that we will see other seasons in the future.
Season 2 consists of eight episodes, and in the last episode, we saw Yassen tell Alex that if he wants to learn about his late parents, he must follow and locate Scorpio.
And we believe the SCORPIO Organization will emerge as the show’s primary antagonist in season 3, and if you’ve read the book, you’re already aware of what’s coming next.