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Alex Rider Season 3: Release Date, Plot, Cast, And Everything We Know

Alex Rider is a popular British television series in the spy thriller genre. Written and created by Guy Burt, the series is based on the namesake series of novels penned by Anthony Horowitz. The first season met with positive feedback and was followed by another season. Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for Alex Rider Season 3.

People who love the books and the show now want to know if a third season has been commissioned or if it has been canceled. If you also want to know, read on.

What Is Alex Rider All About?

Alex Rider is helmed by Jon Jones, Christopher Smith, Andreas Prochaska, and Rebecca Gatward. It follows a guy named Alex Rider (played by Otto Farrant) who lives in London. Rider, who is a teenager, has been hired by the Department of Special Operations.

The unit is a part of the powerful Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Rider is tasked to get inside a corrective academy which has been shrouded with mystery and a lot of controversy. The academy is for the children of the wayward who are considered very wealthy.

Alex Rider Season 3
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The first season of Alex Rider premiered on June 4th, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video and consisted of eight episodes. It was the first British scripted Original series for Amazon Prime.

Mat Chaplin is the producer of the series and it was produced in collaboration between Sony Pictures Television and Eleventh Hour Films. The first season was particularly based on Horowitz’s 2001 book Point Blanc and was the second adaptation of the series after Stormbreaker. It was taken from the first book in the series, Stormbreaker.

Alex Rider Season 2 took inspiration from the novel Eagle Strike and it was released on December 3rd, 2021 on IMDb TV. Just like the first season, the second one also had eight episodes. Horowitz is also one of the executive producers of the film.

What Happened In The Previous Season?

In the final episode of Alex Rider Season 3 titled Strike, a lot of things happen that take the story to a drastic point. We see Alex giving the print of the thumb which actually belongs to the President. Damian Cray (played by Toby Stephens) then orders the murder of Alex and Sabina Pleasure (Charithra Chandran).

What Happened In The Previous Season?
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Luckily, they are spared after Yassen Gregorovitch (played by Thomas Levin) recommends keeping them as prisoners instead. Sabina is brought by Damian to the base of Air Force One in order to use her as collateral. Meanwhile, Alex manages to escape and sneaks inside a truck that is going towards the air base.

Tom Harris (Brenock O’Connor) informs the MI6 about Alex’s disappearance after noticing a few things. The organization makes the President leave the dinner as they think it is a trap. Damian launches the game and is able to create a supercomputer through millions of logins. He also fakes himself as the President and is about to launch the warheads.

Both Sabina and Alex attempt to block his moves; Damina is killed by Yassen in the whole fight. The launch is ultimately stopped by them. Alex hears the words: “Find Widow, find Scorpia”.

What Can We Expect From Alex Rider Season 3?

The makers of Alex Rider had renewed the series for a third season in June 2022. It will be an adaptation of the book Scorpia, which is fifth in the series. It will also be the final season of the series. Alex Rider Season 3 will explore the mystery behind Yassen’s last words. Another thing will be the elevation of Alex’s position as one of the legal guardians of a permanent nature by MI6.

In Alex Rider season 3, we will witness the titular spy facing one of his biggest enemies so far, which is the crime network called Scorpia. They have sinister plans to arm-twist the British government with Invisible Sword which is a powerful weapon in their possession. Alex and his friends Kyra and Tom will be going against the forces to protect their people. We can expect the new season to answer some of the burning questions left unanswered in the last season.

Alex Rider Season 3 will premiere on Friday, April 5th, 2024 on Amazon Freevee.

Who Will Be In The Cast?

The principal names of Alex Rider will be back in the third season. This includes Otto Farrant (as Alex Rider), along with Marli Siu (Kyra Vashenko-Chao) and Brenock O’Connor (who is playing Tom Harris). Vicky McClure is also returning as Mrs Jones, along with Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (Jack Starbright).

Who Will Be In The Cast?
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Do We Have A Trailer?

Yes, the makers have released a trailer of Alex Rider Season 3 which has a runtime of one minute and 56 seconds. It showcases the teenager trying to know the truth about his father. Meanwhile, he is also fighting the Scopria and trying to subdue their plans of destruction. Overall the trailer is smartly edited and generates excitement without giving away major plot details.

Conclusion

Alex Rider is a much-loved series among fans. It holds a special place for people who have enjoyed the books it’s based on. The makers have faithfully adapted from the source material and the result is a visually rich and engaging series.

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