The second season of the critically acclaimed teenage spy thriller series, Alex Rider, will be available to stream for free in the UK, on the newly launched IMDb TV streaming service.
A teaser trailer providing a first look at the second season was released today (see below), and an official release date has been announced: December 3, 2021.
The first season of Alex Rider, which was available on the subscription-based Amazon Prime Video service in the UK until recently – was also moved to IMDb TV – so is also available to stream for free now (but with adverts).
Alex Rider is a spy-thriller series based on the popular book franchise written by Anthony Horowitz, which has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
The series follows Alex, a London-based teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage.
The first season was generally liked by fans and critics alike, and currently holds a rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“After the success of Season 1”, said Anthony Horowitz, author of the books and executive produce of the series, “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”.
The second season stars Otto Farrant as Alex Rider, along with Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Brenock O’Connor and more.
In Season 2, Alex is still reeling from the traumatic events at the end of Season 1, 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.
This season is based on the fourth book in the franchise, Eagle Strike. You can watch the first teaser trailer for the new season here:
How Can I Watch Alex Rider On IMDb TV?
Originally, the first season of Alex Rider was only available to Amazon Prime Video paid subscribers. In the US, it debuted on IMDb TV – but the service wasn’t available in the UK at the time.
Last month, however, IMDb TV finally launched in the UK. The service, which is owned by Amazon, is a premium American streaming service where all the content is free to watch – but with advert breaks.
Some of the free IMDb content in the UK includes classic shows such as Babylon 5 and The A-Team, along with original Amazon/IMDb TV productions, such as Leverage: Redemption and now – Alex Rider.
For now, IMDb TV is only available via the Prime Video app, as a free Prime Video Channel, where you can see all the IMDb TV content grouped together.
Prime Video channels are accessible either directly on a computer browser, or on all versions of the Prime Video app, which are available on almost every streaming device – Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and most Smart TVs.
Unlike most of the other Prime Video channels, IMDb TV doesn’t require a paid Amazon Prime subscription – but you do need to have a (free) Amazon account.
You can find Season 1 of Alex Rider here, with Season 2 coming on December 3.