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Will There Be An Alex Rider Season 3?

Based on the popular book series by Anthony Horowitz, "Alex Rider" is a television series starring Otto Farrant as the title character, a teenage boy who is recruited by MI6 to work as a spy, using his youth to get admitted to places that adult spies cannot. The book series had a film adaptation of the first novel, "Stormbreaker," back in 2006 starring Alex Pettyfer as Rider, but it was both a critical and box office failure, earning a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes and only $677,646 domestically, while the worldwide profit was around $23 million (via Box Office Mojo). 

Luckily, they gave it another try recently, with the new TV series premiering on Amazon Prime in June 2020 to positive reviews. The new "Alex Rider" show is based on the second book in the original series, "Point Break," and has a cast that, alongside Farrant, includes talents like Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Toby Stephens, Andrew Buchan, and more. It's safe to say that people really liked the show because it was quickly renewed for Season 2, which premiered on December 3, 2021 on Amazon's IMDb TV service. Although the second season only recently came out, fans of "Alex Rider" are already asking if there will be a Season 3. So, will Rider be back for more spy missions soon?

A third season of Alex Rider seems likely

As of right now, "Alex Rider" has not yet been renewed or cancelled, but that's not a surprise since Season 2 only recently came out on IMDb TV. But based on the positive response to the new bout of episodes, the future for the show is looking bright. While there isn't a critics rating yet on Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 95% Audience Score, which is definitely a good sign. Looking at reviews, many critics feel the same, with Martin Carr of Flickering Myth declaring, "'Alex Rider' mark two expands this world with notable success ... Audiences also get the feeling of interconnection, which grounds action sequences by demonstrating tangible consequences."

"Alex Rider" is a streaming series, so it's unlikely that the public will be able to see the actual numbers of how many people watch, which is a major factor in a production company's decision of whether or not to renew. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television in collaboration with Eleventh Hour Films, which is partly owned by Sony and headed by Jill Green, the wife of Anthony Horowitz, while Amazon Studios handles distribution around the world (via Deadline). In an interview with Express, members of the cast also spoke confidently about what would be in store for their characters in a possible "Alex Rider" Season 3. 

The series was renewed for Season 2 in November 2020 (via The Hollywood Reporter), so it might be a few months more before fans hear the official consensus on Season 3, but hopefully good news will come sooner than that. With such a successful sophomore season, it's very likely that Rider will return for another round.