6’3 tall and eight episodes wide, the season of Reacher returns in 2023 for a second rendition.
Will Jack Reacher raise the stakes even higher this season? Will it arrive in October?
With its dynamic, intriguing plotlines, jam-packed action sequences, and pivotal twists that have viewers constantly at the edge of their seats, Reacher returns with Season to this year. When you ask? Let’s get right to the good news to provide solace to the ardent Reacher fans who have been awaiting an announcement for over a year since its renewal commemoration in February of 2022, merely three days after the premiere of Season 1 on Amazon Prime Video.
Reacher Season 2 will reach us in December of 2023! While an exact date of arrival is due in the upcoming weeks before the teasers, first looks, and trailers swarm in, one thing is certain. Reacher Season 2 is not coming in October.
The fan-classic series has been adapted from the titular Lee Child novels and has donned its lead protagonist with a 6’3 hunk Alan Ritchson(closely resembling the book referenced 6’5 Reacher), oceans apart from Tom Cruise, who starred in the original movie. However, as soon as Reacher debuted in 2022, it blazed through viewers and encompassed a Herculean audience by the end of the first month of the series, catapulting it into the top five most-watched series on Amazon Prime Video US and globally! Season 2 is hinted to be ‘bigger and better,’ and we will take their word for it since Season 1 did not disappoint.
That’s not all the information we have on Season 2 of Reacher, folks. For more details on what Season 2 will bring to the plate, which characters will return, and which book will be adapted for the season, keep reading.
Reacher Season 2 Is Arriving In December 2023
Unlike most other ill-fated popular series that never saw the end of the tunnel in 2023 due to the incessant strike situation, Reacher managed to dodge the cannonball. With an early renewal back in February 2022, Reacher kick-started its filming back in September of 2023, and glided into 2023, wrapping up filming in February 2023, exactly a year since its renewal. In a press release, Nick Santora added, “The entire Reacher team—cast, production, writers, etc.—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.”
Here is a commemorative post to honor the end of filming of Season 2 of Reacher.
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) February 24, 2023
However, we caught early hints that the series would be arriving in 2023 itself when Amazon Prime released a video on Twitter depicting a collage of montages of all the series that were stepping foot in the year 2023, and sure enough, we caught a glance of Ritchson in an action-packed few seconds among other releases like The Summer I Turned Pretty and Wheel Of Time He is hard to miss! Check out the post here.
It’s an exciting time to have Prime. pic.twitter.com/lEOGyO6gs9
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) July 13, 2023
So now that the arrival window of Reacher has been sorted, what will Season 2 bring to the plate?
Reacher 2 Will Be Based On The 11th Book From Child’s Novel Series
The much anticipated second season will be based on “Bad Luck and Trouble.” Moreover, the official Amazon logline for the second season is out, and it looks more intriguing and thought-provoking than the last. “When the members of Reacher’s old military unit start turning up dead, Reacher has just one thing on his mind—revenge.” We know how Jack Reacher serves revenge – warm with a side of excruciating pain!
For those who are unversed, Reacher 2 will be hop-scotching books 2-10 and directly jump ship to novel number 11, titled “Bad Luck And Trouble,” which was released in 2007, quickly getting picked up by the raging Jack Reacher fan base. Now, to see the words etched on the book come to life is nothing short of ethereal! The book’s summary (which Season 2 will be based on) reads, “From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man who is sent free-falling into the night. On the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life and plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends and the people he once trusted with his life. Reacher is the ultimate loner—no phone, no ties, no address. But a woman from his old military unit has found him using a signal only the eight members of their elite team would know. Then she tells him a terrifying story about the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon, Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his team, scrambling to unravel the sudden disappearance of two other comrades. But Reacher won’t give up—because in a world of bad luck and trouble when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they’d better be ready for what comes right back at them.”
The elements of impulse and sudden situation add to the adrenaline-filled plots that dominated Season 1. From the looks of it, Season 2 seems to be digging deeper into the trajectory where we will witness more nail-biting and eyebrow-raising plotlines, with Reacher sweeping through criminals like a tornado, causing wreck and havoc, and leaving a trail of bodies behind. Revenge becomes Reacher!
Given this catastrophic peek into what Season 2 of Reacher will bring to the plate, who do you think will be reprising their roles in the new Season?
Reacher Season 2 Cast: Who Will Reprise Their Roles And Who Won’t
- Alan Ritchson returns in the lead role as Jack Reacher, who is a former U.S. Army military policeman, followed by Maria Sten as Frances Neagley.
On the other hand, The team of Reacher’s former Special Investigator Task Force includes the following cast members:
- Serinda Swant as Karla Dixon. Along with O’Donnell, Dixon served with Reacher in the Army’s unit of Special Investigators. She’s an extremely intelligent private investigator who has no problem holding her own in a fight against men much larger than she is.
- Ferdinand Kingsley as A.M. He’s what Homeland Security calls a “ghost;” he operates under a number of aliases and can pass for any nationality. Money is his only motivation, and he’ll work for the highest bidder.
- Rory Cochrane as Shane Langston. He’s a streetwise former NYPD detective with a questionable track record who is now head of security for a private defense contractor.
- Domenick Lombardozzi has been cast as Guy Russo. He’s a tough NYPD detective who’s investigating a case that involves several of Reacher’s former Army cohorts.
- Ty Victor Olsson as Saropian. A brutal professional hitman who is charged with following members of Reacher’s old elite military squad.
- Josh Blacker as Hortense Fields. Lieutenant Colonel in the Army who oversees Reacher’s Elite 110th – Special Investigator’s Unit.
- Al Sapienza as Marsh. He’s a formidable lieutenant with the NYPD
- Luke Bilyk as Calvin Franz
- Dean McKenzie as Stan Lowery
- Edsson Morales as Manuel Orozco
- Andres Collantes as Jorge Sanchez
- Shannon Kook-Chun as Tony Swan
- Shaun Sipos has been cast as David O’Donnell. He served with Reacher in 110th, the Army’s unit of Special Investigators, and is like a brother to Reacher.
- Malcolm Goodwin as Oscar Finlay
- Willa Fitzgerald as Roscoe Conklin
- Chris Webster as KJ
- Hugh Thompson as Baker
- Harvey Guillén as Jasper
- Kristin Kreuk as Charlie
- Currie Graham as Kliner Sr.
- Marc Bendavid as Hubble
- Willie C. Carpenter as Mosley
- Maxwell Jenkins as Young Reacher
- Bruce McGill as Mayor Teale.
Moreover, Robert Patrick was cast to replace Cochrane, who left due to a scheduling conflict with the second season.
Reacher is produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television, and Paramount Television Studios. The series is written for television by Emmy-nominated writer Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break), who also executive produces and serves as showrunner. In addition to Santora and Child, the series is executive produced by Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, and Adam Higgs, with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost for Skydance.
Book Guide To Lee Child’s “Jack Reacher” Novels In Order
Here is the definitive guide to reading all the books that are available to purchase on Amazon.
- Killing Floor (1997)
- Die Trying (1998)
- Tripwire (1999)
- The Visitor (2000) – US title: Running Blind
- Echo Burning (2001)
- Without Fail (2002)
- Persuader (2003)
- The Enemy (2004) – a prequel set eight years before Killing Floor
- One Shot (2005)
- The Hard Way (2006)
- Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)
- Nothing to Lose (2008)
- Gone Tomorrow (2009)
- 61 Hours (Spring 2010)
- Worth Dying For (Fall 2010)
- The Affair (2011) – another prequel set just before Killing Floor
- A Wanted Man (2012)
- Never Go Back (2013)
- Personal (2014)
- Make Me (2015)
- Night School (2016) – a prequel set when Reacher is 35
- No Middle Name (2017) – a collection of 12 short stories
- The Midnight Line (2017)
- Past Tense (2018)
- Blue Moon (2019)
- The Sentinel (2020)
Comment down below what you would want Season 2 of Reacher to bring to the plate. We would love to hear you out!