There have been rumours of an Alex Rider TV series for years.

Recently Anthony Horowitz announced that he has been in talks about the potential TV series.

Drama producer Eleventh Hour Films has optioned the Anthony Horowitz books and will make the series, which is being developed with ITV.

The TV series will skew older than the novels, which target teen boys, and will be presented as event dramas for family audiences.

Horowitz said that screenwriter Burt “is cleverly expanding the characters whilst staying true to the spirit of the original novels to ensure that the series will appeal to both loyal fans and a new generation of viewers.”

Individual seasons will cover one book, beginning with 2001’s second in the series, Point Blanc