Calling all Alex Rider followers previous and presenter: the trailer for the model new TV collection is lastly here, and sees a model new Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer being admittedly too outdated for the position now), taking on the second novel in the collection, Point Blanc. The eight-part collection is being launched with Sony Pictures Television, and the first trailer exhibits Alex uncover that he has been unknowingly coaching as a spy for all of his life, and is pressured to take on a mission at an elite boarding faculty in the French Alps.
Speaking about the collection, the Alex Rider actor Otto Farrant stated: “I’m so excited for audiences to see Alex Rider. Much like Alex this adventure threw me completely into the deep end. There were so many new exciting challenges to conquer, starting at the top of a mountain and ending running through the backstreets of Bermondsey. I’m over the moon to be able to share this journey with audiences and fans everywhere.” The creator of the common novel collection, Anthony Horowitz, added: “I couldn’t be happier with this dramatisation of my books. Otto Farrant is a superb Alex Rider, brilliantly supported by Brenock O’Connor as his best friend, Tom. The series really captures the essence of the novels and I’m certain Alex Rider fans – and brand-new audiences – are going to enjoy this amazing adventure.”
Otto performs Alex Rider
Londoners may have the ability to spot a number of filming places for the upcoming collection, which was shot round Bermondsey, Crouch End, Millennium Mills, South Bank, The Shard, Greenham Common and Osterley Park. Speaking about the new collection, the President of International Production at Sony Pictures Television, Wayne Garvie, stated: “We wanted Alex Rider to have cinematic scale, a true premium drama for international audiences, to be enjoyed by all ages. Eleventh Hour have delivered a series that does justice to Anthony’s iconic books. The direction, the soundtrack, the performances, they are all fresh and unique, we think we have something very special.” The launch date for the collection has but to be introduced.