Amazon is reportedly developing “Alex Cross,” a TV series based on the novels by James Patterson which they’re developing with Skydance and Paramount.
Spanning nearly thirty novels now, Cross is an African American psychologist, detective and FBI agent working out of Washington D.C. and it’s not clear which of the novels will be used as the basis for the show’s first season.
Patterson and Bill Robinson will executive produce along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. The property has been adapted to film three times so far with Morgan Freeman playing the role in 1997’s “Kiss the Girls” and 2001’s “Along Came a Spider,” while Tyler Perry took on the part in 2012’s “Alex Cross”.
Amazon, Skydance, and Paramount have previously teamed on Amazon’s current “Jack Ryan” series based on the Tom Clancy novels and which is in production of its third season, and last week announced plans to collaborate again on a TV series based on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels.