Trailer: Amazon’s Reacher set for February debut
James R | On 03, Dec 2021
Jack Reacher will step on to Amazon Prime Video in February, and a new trailer gives us a first proper look at the series in action.
Based on the novel Killing Floor by Lee Child, the series stars Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator who has just recently entered civilian life. Reacher is a drifter, carrying no phone and the barest of essentials as he travels the country and explores the nation he once served. When Reacher arrives in the small town of Margrave, Georgia, he finds a community grappling with its first homicide in 20 years. The cops immediately arrest him and eyewitnesses claim to place Reacher at the scene of the crime. While he works to prove his innocence, a deep-seated conspiracy begins to emerge, one that will require Reacher’s keen mind and hard-hitting fists to deal with. One thing above all is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall.
The series is written by Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break), who also executive produces and serves as showrunner, as part of his overall deal with Skydance Television. Further cast includes Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie) as Oscar Finlay, Willa Fitzgerald (The Goldfinch) as Roscoe Conklin, Chris Webster (Most Dangerous Game) as KJ, Hugh Thompson (Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111) as Baker, Maria Sten (Swamp Thing) as Frances Neagley, Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) as Jasper, Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) as Charlie, Currie Graham (Murder in the First) as Kliner Sr., Marc Bendavid (Dark Matter) as Hubble, Willie C. Carpenter (Devious Maids) as Mosley, Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in Space) as Young Reacher, and Bruce McGill (My Cousin Vinny) as Mayor Teale.
You can see them in action on 4th February, when all eight episodes of the series premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Here’s the trailer and the larger-than-life poster:
Amazon expands Reacher cast
15th June 2021
Amazon is filling out the cast for its adaptation of Reacher, with a number of key regular and recurring roles filled.
The drama is based on the character from Lee Child’s international bestselling series of books, who was famously portrayed by Tom Cruise in two movie outings. Blue Mountain State, Titans and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Alan Ritchson will take on the title role foe the series.
Now, he’s got some company.
Maria Sten will portray the Reacher’s best friend Frances Neagley, who worked under him as an Army MP and is now a private investigator. Malcolm Goodwin will play Chief Detective Oscar Finlay, a Harvard-educated Northerner who recently moved to the small town of Margrave. Hugh Thompson will play Baker, Margrave’s head cop, who dislikes Finlay. Willa Fitzgerald will play Roscoe Conklin, a proud police officer born and raised in the town. Bruce McGill will play Mayor Teale, the mayor of Margrave. And Chris Webster will play KJ, the spoiled son of local businessman – with Currie Graham (Murder in the First) playing his father, Kliner Sr.
Willie C Carpenter (Devious Maids, Brawl in Cell Block 99) will play town barber Mosley, who helps Reacher keep up with the goings-on of the town. Marc Bendavid (Dark Matter, Good Witch) will play Hubble, a frazzled accountant living beyond his means. Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty & the Beast) will play Hubble’s wife, Charlie, a former debutante. Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) will play Jasper, Margrave’s medical examiner who suddenly has to deal with a slew of murders. And Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in Space) will play Young Reacher.
The series is written by Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break), who will also executive produce and serve as showrunner. The first season will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor.
Amazon casts Alan Ritchson in Jack Reacher
5th September 2020
Amazon has found its Jack Reacher, with Alan Ritchson cast in the lead role of its upcoming series.
The drama is based on the character from Lee Child’s international bestselling series of books, who was famously portrayed by Tom Cruise in two movie outings. With fans of the novels criticising Cruise’s lack of height as not being faithful to the books, the pressure has been on Amazon to find a more accurate match for the character. Now, it has, in the form of Blue Mountain State star Ritchson.
The actor, who played Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, can currently be seen in DC Universe’s Titans and has previously played Aquaman in Smallville.
Produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios, this new take on Reacher will be written by Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break), who will also executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series. The first season will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor.
Amazon greenlights Jack Reacher series
Jack Reacher is coming back to our screens, but not as we’ve seen him before.
Amazon Studios has greenlit Jack Reacher, a drama based on the character from Lee Child’s international bestselling series of books, which is published in 49 languages and 101 territories and has sold 100 million books to date.
The character has most recently been seen on the big screen, with Tom Cruise playing him in two films, 2012’s Jack Reacher (pictured) and 2016’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. But fans of the novels responded poorly to the movies, comparing that Cruise’s height – or lack thereof – stopped the films being faithful to the source material.
Produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios, this new take on Reacher will be written by Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break), who will also executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series. The first season will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, and promises to be much more faithful to the text.
“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 – and 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,” says Santora.
“It’s been great so far, but really, the fun starts here. By now I know these guys, and Reacher is in the perfect hands, believe me.”
“Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books series is a global phenomenon with one of entertainment’s most well-known heroes, and a perfect fit for Amazon Studios’ slate of bold, character-driven series,” comments Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We look forward to expanding the of the Jack Reacher universe and bringing more thrilling action to our Amazon Prime Video audience.”
In addition to Santora, the series will be executive produced by Lee Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan and Christopher McQuarrie, with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross executive producing for Skydance. Carolyn Harris oversees the series for Skydance.