'Alex Rider' Season 2 on IMDb TV: 5 things you never knew about Otto Farrant

Following the success of Season 1, IMDb TV greenlit a new season, and ahead of the release, we provide a quick look at who plays whom


                            'Alex Rider' Season 2 on IMDb TV: 5 things you never knew about Otto Farrant
Otto Farrant as Alex Rider (IMDb TV)

IMDb TV's first TV series 'Alex Rider' was the reboot of the beloved book series by Anthony Horowitz meant for both new, young and adult readers. Predictably, the show took a dark, gritty approach with lots of thrilling and brilliant action sequences with a perfect cast ensemble of characters who bring the story of teenage espionage to life. 

'Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker' starring Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, and Damian Lewis bombed quite spectacularly when it was released in 2006. The backlash that followed overshadowed all the efforts that went into making the film. Even more stinging was the fact that author Anthony Horowitz labeled it as one of his disappointments. However, following the success of the first series, IMDb TV greenlit a new season, and ahead of the release on December 3, here's a quick look at who plays whom.

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Otto Farrant as Alex Rider

A still from 'Alex Rider' (IMDb TV)

 

Otto Farrant plays Alex Rider, the titular character. He was trained by his uncle, Ian, all his life to be a spy and had no clue about it. A traumatic sequence of events that sees his uncle's death forces him to work as a spy for the British government. Farrant is known for 'Clash of the Titans, 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen', 'War & Peace', and 'The White Queen'.  His acting credits include, 'Edge of the World', and 'The Great Ghost Rescue'. He was hooked to acting after watching Gavroche in 'Les Misérables.'

Ronke Adekoluejo as Jack Starbright

Ronke Adekoluejo (Getty Images)

 

Jack Starbright was described as Alex's guardian in the books, but safe to say, their relationship is more like that of siblings with Ronke Adekolujo playing the part to perfection in season 1. She came to Britain for a gap year and ended up staying after being hired as a housekeeper by Ian to look after Alex. She is played by Ronke Adekoluejo known for Netflix's 'Been So Long', 'Christopher Robin' and also for appearing in 'Doctor Who'.

Brenock O'Connor as Tom Harris

Brenock O' Connor as Tom Harris (IMDb)

 

Alex's best friend is Tom Harris and is the only other person other than Jack who knows about his secret. Brenock O'Connor plays the character and fans will probably remember him as Olly from "Game of Thrones'. He also essayed Peter Cratchit in the BBC One series 'Dickensian'.

New introductions in Season 2

 Toby Stephens plays Damian Cray, the big baddie in Season 2 of 'Alex Rider'. Charithra Chandran as Sabina Pleasance and Rakie Ayola as Jo Byrne are some of the new faces. Stephen Dillane as Alan Blunt, Vicky McClure as Mrs. Jones, and Marli Siu as Kyra reprise their roles from Season 1 as does Thomas Levin as Yassen Gregorovich.

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