First Look: Reacher series 2
Find out the latest on the second series of Amazon Prime's Reacher, based on the bestselling books by Lee Child.
Jack Reacher is back for a second thrilling outing in Amazon Prime’s Reacher.
After the success of the first season based on Killing Floor – Lee Child’s award-winning debut and the first book in the Jack Reacher series – Reacher series 2 will be adapted from Bad Luck and Trouble.
Here’s everything we know about Reacher season 2.
Who plays Jack Reacher?
Titans and Smallville star Alan Ritchson returns as Jack Reacher for the second run of the show.
The 38-year-old is physically how many readers have imagined Lee Child’s no-nonsense, big 6’5″ hulk of a creation in their mind’s eye while reading any of the 26 Reacher novels. And not only is the North Dakota-born actor tall, he’s no stranger to a gym. The imposing Ritchson looks like he’s been chiselled out of marble.
What can we expect from the plot?
As we’ve mentioned, this second run of the Reacher TV series is to be based on the eleventh Reacher book Lee Child wrote, Bad Luck and Trouble, so the basic plot is no secret at all.
When a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact the untraceable Jack Reacher, he knows it must be serious. In the past, the elite team always watched each other’s backs – but now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing. Reacher’s old buddies are in big trouble, and he can’t let that go.
Is there a Reacher trailer?
As of yet, there’s no trailer for Reacher: Bad Luck and Trouble – but if you missed the first season, you can watch the trailer below.
What are people saying about Reacher?
‘I can see why it’d be exciting as a film, but the slow burn is what I love so much about the books. The way that he goes down the checklist and picks apart these cases, you need time.’, Ritchson said, when asked if he thought the books lent themselves better to a television series rather than films. ‘It’s okay to enjoy that. I think spending a season on each book is gonna be really enjoyable for audiences.’
Showrunner Nick Santora – who has worked on shows like The Sopranos, Prison Break, FBI and Lie to Me – added: ‘Lee Child has created an incredible character and world. It will be the goal of every writer, producer, actor, executive and crew member to capture the essence of Mr Child’s books. Luckily Lee has been there, and will continue to be there, to help guide us along the way in this series. He is the pulse of Reacher.’
In a recent interview with Collider, Amazon Studios’ Head of Television Vernon Sanders teased that we can expect exciting things from Bad Luck and Trouble. ‘Season 2 is awesome’, he said. ‘And as great as season one was, I think season two delivers beyond that’. We can’t wait!
When is Reacher coming to Amazon Prime?
We’re still awaiting the release date for Reacher: Bad Luck and Trouble. Head over to Amazon Prime now to catch up on the first series while we wait!
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