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Alex Rider

  • 30-09-2019 10:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Alex Rider

    ‘Das Boot’ Director Andreas Prochaska To Helm Sony’s ‘Alex Rider’ TV Adaptation

    https://deadline.com/2018/11/andreas-prochaska-alex-rider-1202495992/
    The eight episode drama series, which is primarily based on the second Alex Rider novel Point Blanc, is produced by Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television and stars Otto Farrant, Vicky McClure, Stephen Dillane, Brenock O’Connor, Ronkẹ Adluẹjo, Andrew Buchan, Ace Bhatti, Nyasha Hatendi, Marli Siu, Earl Cave, Katrin Vankova. Nathan Clarke, Talitha Wing, Haluk Bilginer and Ana Ularu. Guy Burt penned the scripts for the series, while Andreas Prochaska is directing. The executive producers are Eve Gutierrez and Jill Green for Eleventh Hour Films, and Wayne Garvie for Sony Pictures Television

    https://www.tvwise.co.uk/2019/09/first-look-eleventh-hour-films-sonys-alex-rider-tv-series/



Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Have never read the books but enjoyed the film


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 297 ✭✭ Starfleet Student


    What channels are showing this?


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,426 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    No-one, yet apparently. Seemingly the producers decided to make it without having a broadcaster commission it, which some might call an, er, “brave” approach.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    Looks like it's coming to Prime Video in June


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Looks a lot more grounded than the film


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,454 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Dropped this morning on Amazon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 858 ✭✭✭ geecee


    Anyone try this yet? Any good? It's IMDB score seems to be dropping daily


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,702 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    geecee wrote: »
    Anyone try this yet? Any good? It's IMDB score seems to be dropping daily
    I have watched the first couple of episodes it is "fine" solid 6/10...good cast (bar the American woman who worked for his uncle... awful) ...but kind of falls between two stools not really sure what age group they are aiming at.


  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ setanta1000


    geecee wrote: »
    Anyone try this yet? Any good? It's IMDB score seems to be dropping daily


    Well I'm watching it along with my 11 and 16 year old sons and we all love it.


    I think it's got good pacing, great music, some well acted characters, doesn't dumb down for the kids but no bad language or sex scenes that are going to embarrass anyone if they're watching it with their dad!


    My kids loved the books but this doesn't slavishly follow them in sequencing or events.


    You could be hyper critical and say it's based on tired tropes, cardboard cut out characters and an old fashioned and non nuanced "goodies vs baddies"....but then you would be just being hyper critical :p:p



    ....anyway, I like it!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,702 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I have now finished the series.

    I have to say it really improved as it went along the last couple of episodes were excellent.
    I would defo watch a second series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,965 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    IMDb TV picked up


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭ FFVII


    First ep good (James Bondy)
    .......
    ........
    Once it got up to point Blank....Jesus Christ....some sh1t


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    Renewed for second season, will be based on Eagle Strike, the fourth novel in the franchise, in which Alex, now a reluctant MI6 agent, is relaxing in the south of France when a ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery.


    https://tvline.com/2020/11/10/alex-rider-renewed-season-2-imdb-tv-eagle-strike-novel/


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    Season 2 hits IMDb TV on December 3rd


    "In Season 2, Alex is still reeling from the traumatic events at Point Blanc, 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," a synopsis said.

    "Cut loose from his one-time allies within shadowy MI6 division The Department, Alex discovers a link between Ed, a dangerous hacker known as Smoking Mirror, and tech billionaire Damian Cray."



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    Season 2 dropped today on IMDB TV which unfortunately is not available in Ireland



  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ setanta1000


    That's a bummer - my son really liked the 1st season. Who is the owner behind IMDB TV and is there a path for stuff being eventually released to Irish audiences?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin




  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ setanta1000


    Many thanks - didn't realise IMDB was bought by Amazon - looks like I'll have to try the VPN route if I want to watch.

    By the way which VPN provider do you use and how do you find it?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,909 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin


    I've been using Nordvpn for years as it has app for android TV. I got 2 years for 83 recently. There are cheaper vpns around



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  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ setanta1000




  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ setanta1000


    I managed to get access to this and am watching Season 2 now - I'm surprised this isn't getting more love on here - this is very good!

    Given that the source material was books aimed at teenage readers they've done a very good job of keeping it accessible to that that age while not dumbing it down either - my teenage kids love it.

    We're on episode 6 of 8 and I hope it gets a third season.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,702 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I have watched the first three episodes in new series, really good stronger than series one I think.

    I guess people are finding it hard to find to watch



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,196 ✭✭✭ trashcan


    Its on All4 now. Haven’t watched it, just seen the trailer. Not sure if it’s my kind of thing.


    All 4 is great by the way, particularly bearing in mind that it’s a free service.



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