Otto Farrant will be seen playing the titular teen hero in Season 2 of "Alex Rider." Photo courtesy of IMDB TV/Amazon Prime Video
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Season 2 of the teen spy-thriller, Alex Rider, is to debut on Amazon's free streaming service IMDB TV on Dec. 3.
The show stars Otto Farrant as the British title character, a high school student who has unknowingly been trained since childhood to work in the world of international espionage.
"After the success of Season 1, I'm thrilled that we've been able to reassemble our fantastic cast for this second, action-packed adventure... with the added bonus of Toby Stephens in a key role," Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider book series, said in a statement Monday.
The new episodes are based on Eagle Strike, the fourth book in the franchise.
The ensemble also includes Stephen Dillane as Alan Blunt, Vicky McClure as Mrs. Jones, Brenock O'Connor as Tom Harris, Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́ as Jack Starbright, Marli Siu as Kyra, Toby Stephens as Damian Cray, Rakie Ayola as Jo Byrne and Charithra Chandran as Sabina Pleasance.
"In Season 2, Alex is still reeling from the traumatic events at Point Blanc, and desperately wants to return to a normal life. But when his new friend Sabina's father, journalist Ed Pleasance, is attacked by Yassen Gregorovich, the man who may have killed his uncle, Alex reluctantly finds himself drawn back into the world of international espionage," a synopsis said.
"Cut loose from his one-time allies within shadowy MI6 division The Department, Alex discovers a link between Ed, a dangerous hacker known as Smoking Mirror, and tech billionaire Damian Cray."