Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television are teaming up for an eight-episode TV series adaptation of “Point Blanc,” the second book in Anthony Horowitz’s young-adult novel series about teenage superspy Alex Rider.
Published in 2001, the story will follow reluctant spy Rider as he infiltrates a controversial correctional academy for the wayward offspring of the ultra-rich. Acting as an unofficial MI6 agent, he investigates the sinister purpose of the academy.
A Rider series was originally being developed for ITV, but the UK broadcaster is no longer on board and Sony will fully fund and look for broadcaster or platform partners. Wayne Garvie and Keith Le Goy will produce while BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Guy Burt has adapted the work for TV. Horowitz, Eve Gutierrez and Jill Green will executive produce.
The book series was previously adapted into the 2006 film “Alex Rider: Stormbreaker” starring Alex Pettyfer and Ewan McGregor.