Amazon Orders Alex Cross Adaptation to Series


Amazon Studios has ordered to series Cross, an adaptation of James Patterson’s best-selling Alex Cross books, with Aldis Hodge (Black Adam, City on a Hill, One Night in Miami…) starring in the lead role.

From Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television, the series follows the titular detective and forensic psychologist as he delves into the psyches of killers to hunt them down. It will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Creator Ben Watkins serves as showrunner and executive producer. Sam Ernst, Jim Dunn and Craig Siebels also executive produce, with James Patterson, Bill Robinson and Patrick Santa executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment, and David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost executive producing for Skydance Television.

“James Patterson is among the best at captivating audiences with his undeniably enthralling novels, and we are confident that with Ben Watkins’ artistic vision, Cross will do the same for our global customers,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “We are proud to work with James and Ben alongside Paramount Television, Skydance and the extremely talented Aldis Hodge, who we know will do an exceptional job of bringing Alex Cross to life.”