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Cross Teaser Trailer and Season 2 News

Prime Video has revealed the teaser trailer for the Amazon Original Cross and announced that the series will return for a second season. From Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television, Cross is a complex, twisted, pulse-pounding thriller created by Ben Watkins, based upon the characters from James Patterson’s best-selling Alex Cross book series.

The first season of Cross will premiere later this year exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Cross Teaser Trailer and Season 2 News

Joining the season two cast are Wes Chatham (The Expanse, Ahsoka), Matthew Lillard (Five Nights at Freddy’s), and Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy); Johnny Ray Gill (Underground) will be upped to a series regular role.

Alex Cross is a detective and forensic psychologist uniquely capable of digging into the psyches of killers and their victims to identify—and ultimately capture—the murderers. Aldis Hodge stars as the titular character and also serves as a producer on the series.

Cross also stars Isaiah Mustafa, Juanita Jennings, Alona Tal, Samantha Walkes, Caleb Elijah, Melody Hurd, Jennifer Wigmore, Eloise Mumford, and Ryan Eggold.

“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 at 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.”

“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.”

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

For Season 2, Dunn and Ernst have been elevated to co-showrunners, joining Watkins. J. David Shanks, Aiyana White, and Aldis Hodge have been added to the executive producing team.

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