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Aldis Hodge to Star in James Patterson's 'Alex Cross' on Prime Video

Black Adam's Aldis Hodge will star in a series based on James Patterson’s Alex Cross novels. And the series is officially moving forward at Amazon’s Prime Video.

Ben Watkins will be the showrunner on the series from Paramount Television Studios and 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,” Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, said. “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.”

The project has been in development since early 2020. And Aldis will play a detective and forensic psychologist who is capable of delving into the minds of killers and victims to identify and catch them. Aldis' character is also a devoted father and family man, but he has an obsession when he hunts killers. He is also desperate for love following his wife’s murder.

Featured in 29 novels by Patterson is the Cross character, which is also adapted for feature films three times: 2001’s Along Came a Spider with Morgan Freeman, 1997’s Kiss the Girls and 2012’s Alex Cross starring Tyler Perry.

Hodge is starring opposite Dwayne The Rock Johnson in DC Comics feature film Black Adam. Hodge’s credits include One Night in Miami, Underground and Leverage.

Cross is Prime Video’s third series for Paramount TV Studios and Skydance TV following Jack Ryan and Reacher. These are also based on best-selling novels like Cross.

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