Reacher, gives Amazon Prime, made history by becoming the service’s first TV project to surpass Nielsen’s streaming ratings (via Variety) when it launched in early 2022. Fans didn’t have to wait long for season two news. In fact, a renewal announcement just days after launch caught the project’s showrunner, Nick Santora, off guard. According to Santora, the phrase “spreading like fire” came up during the discussions.
Reacher revolves around the life of fictional transient Jack Reacher. Once a member of the US military police force, this protagonist finds himself at the center of the conflict wherever he goes. There is no shortage of material, as Lee Child’s character can be found in more than 27 books, short stories and novels. Her first romance with Reacher, “Killing Floor,” became the basis for the first season of the Amazon series. Its story features the main character fighting a small Georgia town’s false murder charge before being recruited to help uncover local corruption.
When will the second season of Reacher?
There is currently no release date set for the second season of Reacher. The series was renewed just three days after its debut on Amazon Prime Video. At the time, the service was already looking at what would come next for the tramp. Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, cited the talent of the “undeniably binge-worthy series” both in front of and behind the camera as a force in its popularity (via Deadline). Since then, viewers have been rewatching the first season while waiting for new episodes.
The renewal announcement was just a starting point for pre-production. Prime Video announced that filming would begin in September 2022, but left out any details about its plans for its release (via Collider). However, the reveal offered a glimpse at who will complete this season’s cast members.
The forecast so far is for sometime in 2023.
Season 2 is already happening!
the second season of Reacher is officially happening! In fact, it’s happening right now. Alan Ritchson took to Instagram to let the world know that filming for Season 2 officially began on September 23 and, with the help of some visuals, that Season 2 will be bigger than Season 1.
Who is in the cast of the second season of Reacher?
Alan Ritchson returns as the title character with a penchant for getting into trouble. Fans got their first glimpse of the actor on set. The actor showed his commitment to the role through a grueling training schedule. This eventually led to him having surgery due to an on-set injury. For his part, then, Ritchson hopes to have a less treacherous shoot this time around (via Variety).
Reacher’s past remains a constant presence thanks to the return of actress Maria Sten. Her role as Frances Neagley ultimately offers valuable insights into the world she left behind and the experiences that taught her along the way. This former colleague from the Military Police now works as a detective.
In addition, the character’s next fate also means a set of new additions to the cast. Serinda Swan, Ferdinand Kingsley, Rory Cochrane, Domenick Lombardozzi, Luke Bilyk, Dean McKenzie, Edsson Morales, Andres Collantes, Shannon Kook-Chun, Ty Victor Olsson, Josh Blacker, Al Sapienza, Shaun Sipos are just some of the talented artists on the way to Reacher.
What is the plot of the second season of Reacher?
The first season was inspired by Lee Child’s early novel “Killing Floor”.
This time, however, the series is skipping several romance entries to find its next story.
Season two will focus on the events of Child’s 11th novel, “Bad Luck and Trouble,” for example. Ritchson revealed the news in a cryptic post on Twitter. The accompanying image of a blade and brass knuckles offers a direct reference to someone from Reacher’s past. The book itself was a success upon release, reaching number one on the New York Times bestseller list (via Penguin Random House).
“Bad Luck and Trouble” sees the main character facing a series of murders with personal connections. The murders of those he previously knew during his service lead him to find those who are still alive. The Reacher himself becomes a target as he races to unravel the mysteries, which should make for an exciting new season.