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How is Amazon’s Alex Rider different from the original books?

Sat, June 06, 2020

Amazon Prime Video's adaptation has made a few differences from the bestselling teen spy book, Point Blanc.

*Warning: mild spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t read Stormbreaker or Point Blanc*

Anthony Horowitz’s first Alex Rider novel was first published 20 years ago – but two decades on, and the bestselling book series still attracts legions of devoted readers.

Fans of the fictional teen spy will be waiting with baited breath to see how faithful Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming adaptation, starring Otto Tarrant as Alex, will be to the original books. And while the show retains the spirit of the books, there are a few marked differences, including a brand new central character.

Read on for everything you need to know about how the TV show Alex Rider measures up to Horowitz’s books.

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