Toby Stephens, Rakie Ayola and newcomer Charithra Chandran are among the names joining the cast of season two of Alex Rider.
Stephens will be playing tech billionaire Damian Cray who is poised to launch a new version of his best-selling computer game, Feathered Serpent.
Ayola will play Jo Byrne, the tough new Deputy Director of the CIA who is brought to the UK ahead of a visit by the US President. Newcomer Chandran plays Sabina Pleasance whose journalist father is writing a book on Cray and becomes entangled with Alex while on holiday in Cornwall.
They’ll be joining stars Otto Farrant who returns as Alex Rider, alongside season one co-stars Vicky McClure, Stephen Dillane, Brenock O’Connor and Ronke Adekoluejo.
Toby Stephens said: “I’m really thrilled to be part of Alex Rider season two. My son loves the Alex Rider books so it’s lovely to be a part of something that he recognises and enjoys – and it’s been a while since I played a good nemesis, so I’m really look forward to being the bad guy and going toe to toe with Alex Rider.”
Filming on season two of the Amazon Prime show is currently underway.