ALEX RIDER: Actors Marli Siu and Toby Stephens on Season 2 of the spy series – Exclusive Interview

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ALEX RIDER Season 2 is now streaming in its entirety (as is Season 1) on IMDb TV, the free service of Prime Video. ALEX RIDER is based Anthony Horowitz’s globally-popular best-selling novels about Alex (played in the series by Otto Farrant), a British teen, who becomes a spy for the government. In Season 1, Alex crossed paths and became allies with Kyra, played by Marli Siu. Kyra is Alex’s age, and already an expert computer hacker. Although she is not a recurring character in the books, Kyra reappears in Season 2 to help Alex. The reason Alex needs help in […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Author and executive producer Anthony Horowitz on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

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ALEX RIDER debuted its first season last year. Season 2 of ALEX RIDER premiered its seven-episode second season on December 3. All episodes of both seasons are now available on IMDb TV, the free streaming service of Prime Video. The ALEX RIDER series is based on the best-selling, globally-popular novels by Anthony Horowitz. Alex Rider is an English teen, still in school, who becomes a spy for an offshoot of the British government’s MI-6 service, comparable to the CIA in the U.S. While ALEX RIDER has been adapted for television by writer Guy Burt, Horowitz is closely involved creatively and […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Actors Ronke Adekoluejo and Brenock O’Connor on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

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ALEX RIDER premieres all eight episodes of its second season on Friday, December 3, on Amazon Prime’s free-to-everyone (including non-Amazon subscribers) service IMDb TV. Based on the series of worldwide best-selling novels by Anthony Horowitz (an executive producer on the series), ALEX RIDER follows the title character, played by Otto Farrant, a sixteen-year-old student who is recruited by an offshoot of England’s MI-6 (the British equivalent of the CIA) to act as a spy for them. In Season 2, it would seem that Alex’s work for the government is concluded. This doesn’t stop him from investigating how an explosion that […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Creator and executive producer Anthony Horowitz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

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Alex Rider is the name of the hero of writer Anthony Horowitz’s phenomenally successful YA book series, which has sold a combined total of over twenty million copies all over the world. ALEX RIDER is also the title of the new series about the character, currently streaming its first season, and renewed for a second, on Amazon and IMDBtv. Otto Farrant plays Alex, a normal London adolescent being raised by his Uncle Ian (Andrew Buchan). When Ian is murdered, Alex discovers to his shock that his relative wasn’t a banker, but rather a secret agent. The clandestine British government group […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Actor Otto Farrant on the new spy series – Exclusive Interview

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Alex Rider is the name of the hero of writer Anthony Horowitz’s phenomenally successful YA book series, which has sold a combined total of over twenty million copies all over the world. Alex starts out as a normal London schoolboy being raised by his Uncle Ian. However, when Ian is killed on the job, Alex discovers to his shock that his relative wasn’t a banker, but rather a secret agent. The clandestine British government group that employed Ian presses Alex to go undercover for them, and soon he becomes a spy himself. Now ALEX RIDER has been adapted by writer […]Read On »

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TV Streaming Review: FOYLE’S WAR SEASON 8

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Rating: N/A Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Daniel Weyman, Ellie Haddington, Tim McMullan, Rupert Vansittart Writer: Anthony Horowitz, series created by Anthony Horowitz Directors: Stuart Orme, Andy Hay Distributor/Network: RLJ Entertainment/ Acorn.tv Original U.S. Streaming Date: February 2, 2015 Although it’s been threatened several times before, Season 8 (or Series 9, as it’s known in Britain) really is the last of creator Anthony Horowitz’s wonderful series FOYLE’S WAR. Unlike previous seasons, which have run in the U.S. on PBS, Season 8 is available in America only via Acorn TV (at acorn.tv), which will now run/sell all of FOYLE’S WAR. When […]Read On »

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: FOYLE’S WAR – Set 7 – “The Eternity Ring,” “The Cage,” “Sunflower”

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Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Daniel Weyman, Ellie Haddington, Nicholas Jones Writers: Anthony Horowitz and David Kane, created by Anthony Horowitz Directors: Stuart Orme and Andy Hay Distributor: RLJ Entertainment/Acorn Media Release Date: September 24, 2013 It’s relatively rare for a series to actually change genres, but with Season 7 (or Series 7, as the British call it), FOYLE’S WAR goes from a WWII police drama to a post-WWII espionage thriller without losing any of its tone, clarity, twists or, crucially, its hero Christopher Foyle, impeccably played by Michael Kitchen. There may be some confusion as to the contents of […]Read On »

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In Memoriam: ROBIN OF SHERWOOD creator Richard Carpenter passes at age 82

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Richard Carpenter, creator of the British series’ CATWEAZLE, THE GHOSTS OF MOTLEY HALL, DICK TURPIN, SMUGGLER, ADVENTURER and the iconic ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, died yesterday, Feb. 26, at his home in Hertfordshire, England. He was 82 years old. Cause of death was given as blood clot. Anthony Horowitz, creator/writer of the FOYLE’S WAR television series and author of the best-selling Alex Ryder action thriller novels, last year told the British daily THE GUARDIAN that Carpenter had given him his start as a screenwriter in the third season of ROBIN OF SHERWOOD. Horowitz said, “It was one of the biggest shows on television. […]Read On »

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