‘Reacher’ on Amazon Prime Video was released earlier this month and, fans have been pretty impressed with it! Knowing that is was Tom Cruise who first gave us the original adaptation of the novel series starring the character with the same name, it was a pleasant surprise to see actor Alan Ritchson fit the role so perfectly and become a fan favourite soon enough.
The series starred Ritchson in the titular role as Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator, which is based on the ‘Jack Reacher’ novel series by Lee Child. The first season is based on the 1997 novel in the series, ‘Killing Floor’. The series has been such a success that the streaming service has listed the show as one of their top five most-watched shows of all time, reports Variety. However, it should be taken into consideration that Amazon also does not provide viewership numbers.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said in a statement accessed by Variety, “The phenomenal debut of ‘Reacher’ is a testament to Lee Child’s creation of one of entertainment’s most well-known heroes, Nick Santora’s original approach to the storytelling, Alan’s brilliant embodiment of the character, and the dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera to make such an undeniably binge-worthy series.”
Following a sensational debut, the action thriller series ‘Reacher’ has been renewed for a second season and will soon go into development at Amazon. “The global impact of ‘Reacher’ makes it one of Prime Video’s biggest series debuts, and we can’t wait to bring fans the second season of their new favourite show,” was further noted in the statement above.
Nick Santora will be heading three profiles on the show, he will be the writer, executive producer, and showrunner. He said, “The entire ‘Reacher’ team-cast, production and writers, is so happy with the wonderful reception the show has received. Amazon, Skydance, and Paramount have been such fantastic partners and everyone is excited to roll up their sleeves and get to work on what will be a great Season Two.”
In addition, Lee Child will also serve as an executive producer along with Don Granger and Scott Sullivan, as well as David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost for Skydance Television. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television, and Paramount Television Studios.