Amazon gives Alex Rider books the small-screen adaptation they deserve


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The Alex Rider novels have sold nearly 19 million copies since their initial release in 2000.

Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling books have been adapted into a free to watch live-action television series.

It is about a teenage boy, Alex Rider, who is enlisted by a subdivision of MI6 to infiltrate areas that a typical adult would be unable to. MI6 is one of the British secret intelligence services, very similar to the United State’s FBI and CIA.

The 14 book long series has been a fan favorite for the past two decades, with books having come out as recently as this year. The IMDb Original series skips the first book Stormbreaker and instead implements elements of Alex’s origin into the second book’s story, Point Blank. IMDb stands for “International Movie Data Base,” it is a subsidiary of Amazon and a free to use website and or service.

The show currently ranks at a 7.5/10 while being considered to be significantly better than the trailer made it appear. It is considered to be the Alex Rider adaptation everyone has been waiting for. Especially after the disappointing 2006 film which ranks at a 5.1 out of 10 on IMDb (as rated by people, not critics).

The movie made $20.7 million, which was roughly half of its $40 million budget. The show was renewed for a second season not long after its U.S. release.