What is the Reacher season 2 release date? Based on the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child, Reacher season 1 landed on Amazon Prime in 2022. And, just three days after its release on the streaming service, Reacher was renewed for season 2. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Jack on our screens, after two action movies starring Tom Cruise. Reacher, the TV series, though, is a whole new look for the character, with Alan Ritchson taking on the role.
Scripted by Emmy-nominated writer Nick Santora, Reacher season 1 saw the former military man battle against corrupt police officers, politicians, and businessmen after being wrongly imprisoned for murder.
The original thriller series quickly became one of Prime Video’s top five most-watched shows upon release in the US and globally. It comes as no surprise then, that Reacher got a season 2, and that’s what we’re here to talk about. Here’s everything we know so far about the Reacher season 2 release date and more.
Reacher season 2 release date speculation
There is no confirmed Reacher season 2 release date but we estimate it will drop in the summer of 2023. Reacher was renewed for season 2 on February 7, 2022, but it’s a little too early to say when the release date will be.
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Reacher actor Alan Ritchson revelled in the news on Instagram with a post to say, “Whoaaaaaa!!! This is incredible! Unlike Reacher, who chooses to say nothing, I’m simply speechless. In just our opening weekend, you’ve made Reacher on Prime one of Prime Video’s most-watched shows EVER! That is insane.”
As far as any solid information on a Reacher season 2 release date, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more. All we know for now is, the second season began production on September 23, 2022. So, at least the wheels are in motion.
Reacher season 2 plot speculation
It’s safe to assume the Reacher season 2 plot will follow the narrative of the second Lee Child novel, Die Trying. This is highly likely given the first season of the show was based on the first Reacher novel.
Reacher season 1 was based on Lee Child’s first Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor, which sees Reacher arrested for a murder he did not commit in the quaint fictional town of Margrave, Georgia. The man was just trying to enjoy a slice of peach pie.
Luckily, Jack Reacher is an ex-army major with a lot of impressive skills that can help him out. The season unravels as he fights to prove his innocence in what fast becomes apparent is a deep-seated conspiracy centred on a currency counterfeiting syndicate.
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Jack’s brother Joe, who works for the secret service, ends up embroiled in the situation and is killed, leaving Jack with another problem on his hands. By the end of the season, it’s all pretty much wrapped up, and the wrongdoers face their punishment, with Jack hitch-hiking off to someplace new and leaving Margrave behind.
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There’s a lot of content for Amazon Prime to play with when it comes to our main man, Jack Reacher, and any fans of the books will have a good idea of what they have to look forward to.
Lee Child himself revealed his excitement for season 2’s formation in Amazon’s press release for the renewal, “I’m thrilled we’ll be working together again, for season two,” said Child. “This is very exciting news, and I can’t wait to get started. Reacher couldn’t be in better hands.”
Amazon’s Head of TV, Vernon Sanders, has actually seen Reacher season 2 and told Collider: “Season 2 is awesome. And as great as season 1 was, I think season 2 delivers beyond that.” So, expect big things Reacher fans!
Reacher season 2 cast speculation
One thing is for certain, Alan Ritchson will definitely return as the lead character in the Reacher season 2 cast.
One thing we know about Ritchson’s preparation for the next season, too, is that the guy has gotten even more ripped. In a feature with Men’s Health, the actor looks extra musclebound, so we certainly feel sorry for anyone who crosses him in season 2.
We were treated to childhood flashbacks of Reacher taken from some of Child’s short stories and played by Maxwell Jenkins, so whether more of that is weaved into season 2, that could leave some room for his return.
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While Reacher season 1 was in keeping with Killing Floor, one change was bringing in Jack Reacher’s friend, Frances Neagley (Maria Sten), earlier than the books would have, to help explore more of Reacher’s back story.
In an interview with the Metro, Lee Child discussed the reasons behind this, “We brought in Neagley, who is Reacher’s old sergeant and his best friend essentially. She appears in later books. She doesn’t appear in the Killing Floor book, but we brought her in to try and kind of characterise Reacher more.” This meant that viewers could see the introduction of more characters earlier than they might have anticipated.
Author Lee Child also popped up for a quick cameo in the Reacher season 1 finale, and he also had a cameo in both Jack Reacher movies, so it wouldn’t be a total surprise if he appeared in later Reacher seasons. As far as any solid cast members asides from Reacher himself, we’ll have to wait and see.
Will there be a Reacher season 3?
We don’t know for sure but if season 2 is successful, there’s a good chance there will be a Reacher season 3. One thing’s for sure, there’s plenty of source material to take inspiration from so there’s definitely stories to tell.