The world of author Anthony Horowitz’s teen spy Alex Rider is being transformed into a television series.

When teenaged Alex Rider learns that his Uncle Ian didn’t actually die in a car crash, but instead was killed in the line of duty as a British spy, his life is rocked. When Alex then discovers that he’s been unknowingly groomed as a spy since childhood then it’s rocked even harder. He’s soon on the case as MI6โ€™s youngest covert asset.

This isn’t the first time that the young spy has graced our screens, with 2006 movie Stormbreaker not doing particularly well, despite having a rather stellar cast that included Alex Pettyfer, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Damian Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo Sophie Okonedo, Missi Pyle, Mickey Rourke, Andy Serkis, and Alicia Silverstone.

Alex Rider the TV series is “coming soon”. Here’s a quick look at it: