With the release of Reacher on Amazon Prime Video, prospects for the future seasons of the series are looking increasingly positive. Reacher has proven to be a book-faithful adaption of the Lee Child character, much to the delight of the fans.
The viewers are also impressed by Alan Ritchson’s brilliant performance and physicality, and the show has scored high with critics and even higher with the audiences. The show is also considered an improvement over Tom Cruise’s 2012 film Jack Reacher.
The rave reviews garnered by the first season have already increased people’s hope for a potential second season. Ritchson has already proven his aptitude for playing the hard-nosed Reacher, and there remains ample source material from Child for Amazon studios to continue to adapt.
You must have a lot of questions about the show’s future. So, let’s jump into everything we know about Reacher Season 2.
1. Has Reacher been renewed for a second season?
Amazon confirmed and made a renewal announcement for Reacher Season 2 just days after the release of the first season on February 7, 2022. So, in case you missed it, yes! Season 2 is happening real soon.
A renewal announcement by Amazon just days after release even caught the project’s showrunner, Nick Santora, off guard. According to Santora, the phrase “spreading like wildfire” came up during discussions.
2. What is the release date of Reacher Season 2?
For the time being, the exact release date has not been disclosed yet. The show’s official Instagram account revealed that Season 2 started filing in September 2022 and is expected to release sometime during Spring 2023.
The show promises to be bigger and better than ever, given the impressive fan response and how quickly it was approved for Season 2. The latest news teases the arrival of the second season sooner than expected.
In a recent interview with Collider, Sanders revealed that the production is running smoothly and heaped immense praise on the sensational performance of series lead Alan Ritchson. He confidently predicted that the viewers would get to experience more Reacher adventures in the coming years.
“It’s going well. Alan is back, and he is so fantastic in the role. I’m so proud of the producers [for] finding that fit for Reacher. The Reacher fans of the book, their reaction to the show has just been a dream. Season 2 is awesome. And as great as Season 1 was, I think Season 2 delivers beyond that, and I do think there’s a good chance that that show will be back next year.”
Reacher’s first season set new viewership records and was a massive critical success for Amazon. Now that filming is underway, Reacher fans can expect more thrilling adventures and gripping stories set in the Reacher universe on Amazon Prime Video shortly.
3. Where to watch Reacher Season 2?
Season 2 of the hit show, just like its first season, will be debuting exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in all markets.
This is a boon to the international audience, as the show will be available on one platform and the fans need not use a VPN or hunt down an alternative streaming service, as with many other shows.
4. Reacher Season 2: Cast and Crew
As the series is still in its filming stage, it’s not possible to determine each of the new cast members with certainty. But surely the fans won’t be disappointed with this fairly complete cast list of series regulars and even a few guest stars.
This, of course, includes Alan Ritchson returning as the massive 6’5″ protagonist, even though he is only 6’3″ in real life. The amazing Maria Sten returns as Frances Neagley, Reacher’s former colleague, whom we saw in Season 1.
Additional series regulars include Rory Cochrane (Encounter) as Shane Langston, Ferdinand Kingsley (Victoria) as the mysterious A.M., and Serinda Swan (Graceland) as Karla Dixon. Shaun Sipos (Outer Range) will also be joining Season 2 as the character David O’Donnell. This rounds up the main cast, but there have also been quite a few guest stars scheduled to appear.
These guest stars include Domenick Lombardozzi (The Family) as Guy Russo, Luke Bilyk (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Calvin Franz, Dean McKenzie (Shooter) as Stan Lowery, Edsson Morales (At Risk) as Manuel Orozco, Andrés Collantes (A Million Little Things) as Jorge Sanchez, Shannon Kook (The 100) as Tony Swan, Ty Olsson (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Saropian, Josh Blacker (The Wall) as Hortense Fields, and Al Sapienza (The Sopranos) as Marsh.
Notably, all of these actors and guest actors are expected to appear in the first episode of the series, but they may likely be spread out.
Either way, the Amazon Prime Video series seems more than willing to go abroad to fight all sorts of notable talent for even guest star roles.
5. Reacher Season 1 Recap
In case you don’t remember the specifics of certain events, the Season 1 recap below will jog up all your memories.
The first season of the Amazon hit Reacher was based on Lee Child’s debut book, Killing Floor. Season 1 revolved around an ex-military investigator, Jack Reacher, who accidentally finds that his brother has been murdered in the quiet town of Margrave, Georgia.
He teams up with the local police officers, Roscoe Conklin and Oscar Finley, to get payback and justice for his dead brother and to uncover a massive underground counterfeiting operation with links to South America.
In a matter of time, Reacher completely upends the whole town, takes out some corrupt leaders, and manages to ultimately get some closure for Roscoe.
The first season was seen as a faithful adaption of the book by the fans and managed to impress the audience, especially due to the terrific performance of Alan Ritchson as the titular character.
6. What is the plot of Reacher Season 2?
The second season will focus on the events of Child’s eleventh Novel, Bad Luck and Trouble. Ritchson revealed this in a cryptic Twitter post along with an accompanying picture of a blade and brass knuckles, offering a direct reference to someone from Reacher’s past.
Fans already have high hopes for the upcoming season, as the book ranked Number 1 on New York’s Bestseller at the time of its release.
For people who haven’t yet read the book, Bad Luck and Trouble saw the lead character deal with a series of killings with personal connections. The murders of those he previously knew during service pushed him to find those still alive, and eventually become a target himself while trying to unravel the mystery.
The intriguing story promises a compelling season, and the fans are patiently waiting for it.
7. About Reacher
Developed by Nick Santora, Amazon Prime’s Reacher is an American action crime streaming television series based on the books of Lee Child.
Starring Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher the show revolves around a murder investigation in the small town of Margrave, Georgia. When Jack Reacher is arrested for a murder he did not commit, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy full of dirty cops, shady businessmen, and scheming politicians. He needs to figure out what’s happening using his wits and escape out of this embroilment.
The show has been renewed for a second season and will premiere late 2023.