January 19, 2023

Amazon announced today that Alex Rider is coming back for a third season. The news comes over a year after the British thriller aired its sophomore run on streaming service IMDb TV, which has since been renamed to Amazon Freevee. There was talk last year that the show would be returning, but today marks the first official confirmation.

Based on the novel series of the same name, the show follows a seemingly typical teenager who gets enlisted to work for a subdivision of MI6 known as the Department. There, he utilizes skills he didn't know he had to become an extraordinary spy.

Season 1 of Alex Rider was based on the second book, 'Point Blanc,' while Season 2 was based on the fourth, 'Eagle Strike.' Season 3 will be adapted from 'Scorpia,' the fifth novel in the series. The story will pick up with 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 realizing the journey will reveal his ties to both organizations run deeper than he ever thought possible. Look for a premiere later this year.