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Alex Rider: Season 1 (2020)




Critic Consensus: Alex Rider's first season takes a minute to find it's footing, but once it does it proves a solid entry into the espionage game that the whole family can enjoy.


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Alex Rider (Otto Farrant) is a London-based teenager who has unknowingly been 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. As Alex digs deeper, he discovers the students are in fact the subjects of a disturbing plan which Alex will have to risk his life to stop.


Otto Farrant
as Alex Rider
Stephen Dillane
as Alan Blunt
Vicky McClure
as Mrs. Jones
Andrew Buchan
as Ian Rider
Brenock O'Connor
as Tom Harris
Ronke Adekoluejo
as Jack Starbright
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Critic Reviews for Alex Rider: Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

What previous adaptations did not understand was that Alex Rider contains multitudes - here, he lives his double life to the fullest.

November 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Pure Bourne Identity, with just a hint of ELITE.

November 13, 2020 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Sleeker, edgier, and far more mature than the 2006 movie adaptation without losing any of the charm audiences should reasonably expect.

November 13, 2020 | Full Review…

While those looking for an innovative twist on the traditional spy narrative won't find it here, the show is an entertainingly told espionage tale with winning characters.

November 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Alex Rider is a beauty of an entertaining series. It's got several threads -- spies, lies, skullduggery, teenage kicks, gripping action sequences -- that are woven together nicely.

December 9, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a compelling tension between the series' broader story and that of its protagonist: Alex Rider explores the perceived threat of outsiders, while Alex Rider struggles to feel at home anywhere.

November 13, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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