Fans of Jack Reacher have an action thriller series featuring their favorite heroes to get invested in. Switch to Tom Cruise, though, as Reacher on Amazon Prime Video will star Alan Ritchson of the Titans as a towering veteran military police investigator in this new action-packed mystery crime series based on the novel by Lee Child.
Like the hit films starring Tom Cruise, 2012’s Jack Reacher and 2016’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, this eight-part series will be packed with nude combat scenes, witty action, gun battles, and a bit of romance, and has writer Lee Child as executive producer.
Based on Jack Reacher’s first novel, Killing Floor, the series introduces Reacher after he has just entered civilian life. He was a traveler, not carrying his phone and the simplest essentials with him as he traveled the country and explored the country he once served. When Reacher arrives in the small town of Margrave, GA, he finds a community grappling with its first murder in 20 years. Police immediately arrested him, and eyewitnesses claimed to have witnessed Reacher at the crime scene. While he attempts to prove his innocence, a conspiracy begins to emerge, one that will require Reacher’s sharp mind and tough fists to overcome.
So, here’s everything we know so far about the Jack Reacher spinoff coming to Amazon Prime
Reacher: Release Date
It’s been officially announced that eight episodes of Reacher will be released worldwide on Friday, February 4, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.
Reacher is based on Lee Child’s first Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor, and follows a police investigator fresh out of the military as he emerges in the small town of Margrave, Georgia, to find the community dealing with his first murder in 20 years.
Police immediately arrested Reacher and eyewitnesses claimed to have witnessed Reacher at the crime scene. But as he attempts to prove his innocence, a deep conspiracy begins to emerge.
Reacher Cast: Who Will Be?
Alan Ritchson is best known for playing Hank Hall (aka Hawk) in DC’s Titans and Aquaman in Smallville. And at six feet three inches tall, he is similar to the impressive six-foot five character in Lee Child’s novels than Cruise, who is five feet seven.
Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgerald, Chris Webster, Hugh Thompson, Maria Sten, Harvey Guillén, Kristin Kreuk, Currie Graham, Marc Bendavid, Willie C. Carpenter, Maxwell Jenkins, and Bruce McGill also star.
Guide on How to Watch the Previous Jack Reacher Films
Lee Child has written 26 Jack Reacher books and two have been adapted for the big screen, both starring Tom Cruise as a former army investigator turned drifter. The 2012 film Jack Reacher shows Reacher help solve the case of five people who were gunned down in a seemingly random attack and also starred Rosamund Pike as a sniper defense attorney. Meanwhile, the 2016 follow-up Jack Reacher: Never Go Back follows Reacher as he escapes with an Army major who has been framed for espionage as the two reveal a dark conspiracy.
Yes, there is a trailer for Reacher released by Amazon Prime Video. It shows Ritchson’s Reacher arriving at the fictional town of Margrave, where he catches the interest of local authorities, who are distracted by the seven deaths that coincided with his arrival. It shows some thrilling boxing fights, mandatory topless shots, plus a scene of him pulling a beer bottle with just his muscles. It also hints at some romance for the character.
The trailer also shows Ritchson’s physical resemblance to Child’s original character from the book — a tough 6-foot-5, 240-pound man, boxing first — in stark contrast to the two Paramount film adaptations starring Tom Cruise. Ritchson, whose credits include playing Hawk/Hank Hall in DC Universe’s Titans, certainly fits the bill. See all the action here.