From the brilliant mind of Anthony Horowitz, comes a new adaptation of his series of Alex Rider novels, that tell the story of a teenage spy avenging the death of his uncle. To mark the launch – on Amazon Prime Video on June 4th – we had the pleasure of speaking to the lead role himself, Otto Farrant. He was paired with the brilliant Brenock O’Connor, who plays Alex’s best friend in this exciting new series.
Watch the full interview with both leading cast-members below:
When Alex Rider learns that his uncle Ian has been killed in the line of duty as a British spy – and not in a car accident like he’s been told – everything changes for this otherwise normal teen. He is approached by Alan Blunt, head of a shadowy offshoot of MI6 known as The Department, who reveals that Alex has been unknowingly trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to help investigate his uncle’s death – and how it connects to the assassination of two high-profile billionaires – Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc. Isolated far above the snowline in the French Alps, Point Blanc claims to set the troubled teenage children of the ultra-rich back onto the right track. But as he digs deeper, Alex discovers that the students are in fact the subjects of a disturbing plan by the mysterious Doctor Greif – a plan which he will have to risk his life to stop.
Alex Rider will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday 4th June