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Prime Video Releases First Trailer For ‘Cross’ Series Based On James Patterson’s “Alex Cross” Novels

Already renewed for Season 2

by Dave Elliott

Prime Video has released the first trailer for Season 1 of Cross, a new drama series, already renewed for Season 2, starring Aldis Hodge, based on the “Alex Cross” novels written by best-selling author James Patterson.

‘Cross’ is a complex, twisted, pulse-pounding thriller created by producer and writer Ben Watkins (‘Truth Be Told’, ‘Burn Notice’), based on Patterson’s worldwide best-selling book series. Alex Cross is a detective and forensic psychologist, uniquely capable of digging into the psyches of killers and their victims, in order to identify – and ultimately capture – the murderers.

“Bringing one of James Patterson’s most iconic literary characters to life for our global Prime Video customers was a dream come true, and we can’t wait for everyone to see Aldis Hodge’s dynamic performance as Cross,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “Ben Watkins and his team have created something unique within the crime-thriller genre that long-time fans and newcomers alike will all enjoy. And with over thirty novels written by Patterson featuring Alex Cross as his main protagonist, it was an easy choice to bring Cross back for a second season.”

Aldis Hodge (‘Black Adam’, ‘City On A Hill’, ‘One Night In Miami…’) plays the titular character and also serves as a producer on the series. Alex Cross is brilliant, flawed, and full of contradictions. A doting father and family man, Cross is single-minded to the point of obsession when he hunts killers. He is desperate for love, but his wife’s murder has left him too damaged to receive it.

The drama also stars Isaiah Mustafa (‘Shadowhunters’), Juanita Jennings (‘Meet the Browns’, ‘Star’), Alona Tal (‘Truth Be Told’, ‘SEAL Team’), Samantha Walkes (‘Murdoch Mysteries’), Caleb Elijah (‘True Story’), Melody Hurd (‘Them’), Jennifer Wigmore (‘Malory Towers’, ‘Y: The Last Man’), Eloise Mumford (‘Fifty Shades’ films, ‘Chicago Fire’), and Ryan Eggold (‘New Amsterdam’).

For season one, Ben Watkins serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jim Dunn, Sam Ernst and Craig Siebels also serve as executive producers with James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Patrick Santa executive producing on behalf of James Patterson Entertainment and David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Matt Thunell executive producing on behalf of Skydance Television.

As we mentioned at the top of the article, Prime Video is so happy with ‘Cross’ that the streamer has already renewed it for a 2nd Season. Dunn and Ernst have been elevated to co-showrunners joining Watkins for Season 2. J. David Shanks, Aiyana White, and Aldis Hodge are added to the season 2 executive producing team.

“I am thrilled to be embarking on another chapter of Cross. Moments like this don’t happen by accident,” says Ben Watkins, creator and showrunner of Cross. “Getting a Season 2 pick-up before our first season even drops is a huge testament and vote of confidence in the amazing work that our crew, cast, directors, writers and production team have delivered thus far. It’s also a direct result of the unwavering support bestowed upon us by Prime Video and our producing partners at Paramount TV Studios, Skydance and James Patterson Entertainment. I am grateful for all of the above and can’t wait to run it back even bigger and better.”

Cross is produced by Amazon MGM Studios, Paramount Television Studios, and Skydance Television.

Cross‘ Season 1 does not yet have an exact premiere date but will air later in 2024 on Prime Video worldwide. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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