The best-selling Alex Rider series celebrates 20th anniversary with a brand new TV series

Sony Pictures Television and Eleventh Hour Films have unveiled the first-look at the Alex Rider TV adaptation, which they are distributing worldwide. The eight-part coming-of-age series centres on Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz’s second novel in the Alex Rider collection, which will celebrate their twentieth anniversary next year.

The trailer and first look stills illustrate Alex’s progression from teenage London schoolboy to meeting his handler Mrs Jones in The Department (a secret underworld offshoot of MI6) and embarking on his first undercover mission in the French Alps.

See the first-look here -

This first-look comes in the lead up to the release of the TV show (date still TBC). This coincides with the 20th Anniversary of Stormbreaker in 2020, as well as the highly anticipated release of a brand new Alex Rider adventure, Nightshade in April 2020. The Alex Rider collection is one of Walker Books’ bestselling series, selling over 13 million copies worldwide and over 1 million copies in the ANZ market.

“Thanks to the invaluable support of booksellers over the past twenty years, the Alex Rider series has continued to delight new and existing fans alike. We are thrilled that Alex Rider is coming to TV in 2020 and I’m sure that his fans will share that excitement,” says Steve Spargo, Head of Marketing at Walker Books Australia.

The 20th Anniversary edition of Stormbreaker is released in March 2020 and contains the first chapter of Nightshade.

For more information please contact:

Maraya Bell – Publicity Manager

Walker Books Australia

Ph. 0419 163 976


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Last updated on 11/10/19 at 06:01:59
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