Reacher season 2: Release date speculation, cast and latest news
Alan Ritchson will be back as Lee Child action hero Jack Reacher.
Reacher season 2 is fast approaching – and now we have an official teaser to prove it.
The second season will deviate from the source material, skipping several instalments and adapting book 11 of the series, Bad Luck and Trouble, which sees Reacher (Alan Ritchson) investigate a new crime.
The official clip gives fans a glimpse of Reacher back in action, as well as teasing a huge explosion.
The teaser also reveals the release date for the full-length trailer, and there isn't long to wait!
While fans can expect Ritchson to return, there won’t be many other familiar faces, as the series is trying to maintain the essence of the books by having Reacher move from place to place.
Season 2 was confirmed back in 2022, after season 1 became one of Amazon Prime Video's top five most-watched shows of all time after only three days of release.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said at the time in a statement: “The phenomenal debut of Reacher is a testament to Lee Child’s creation of one of entertainment’s most well-known heroes, Nick Santora’s original approach to the storytelling,
"Alan’s brilliant embodiment of the character, and the dedication of the talented people who worked tirelessly in front of and behind the camera to make such an undeniably binge-worthy series.
"The global impact of Reacher makes it one of Prime Video’s biggest series debuts, and we can’t wait to bring fans a second season of their new favourite show."
Prior to the series' renewal, there had been comments from Jack Reacher author himself Lee Child on the return of the series.
“By October there'll be 27 books, so there's 26 more seasons to go by, which time I'll be about 100,” Child told press including RadioTimes.com.
“And that would work for me. But like everything in showbiz, everybody knows this, it's not up to me. It's not up to any of us. It's up to the viewer. Are they going to like it? And I think yes, they are."
The author added: "Nothing is ever certain, but they're going to love it, I think, and when you've got a series that people love, why not do a second season? Why not do a third? Why not do a 27th? By that time, I’ll have written some more. It could go on forever, literally to the heat-death of the universe.”
Read on for everything we know so far about Reacher season 2.
**WARNING: Spoilers for Reacher season 1 lie ahead**
Reacher season 2 release date speculation: When is it coming to Prime Video?
The Reacher Season 2 will become available watch via streaming on Prime Video in December 2023.
A specific release date is yet to be confirmed.
Filming wrapped on the new season back in February and, judging by the clip shared by Prime Video at the time, the stakes are about to get even higher in the next instalment.
In the clip, actor Alan Ritchson can be seen in his Reacher costume covered in blood, as he says: “I just came offset. Reacher Season 2, the last scene is done. As you can see, things got a little crazy. We promised things will be back bigger and better than ever. And we did not lie.”
He adds: “It’s officially done. Season 2 is back bigger and better than ever. We promised we would, and the proof is in the pudding."
Who will be in the cast of Reacher season 2?
We know that Reacher star Alan Ritchson is returning as the former US army military police major, while Maria Sten will be back once again as Reacher's former army colleague Frances Neagley.
New additions in season 2 include Rory Cochrane as Shane Langston, Ferdinand Kingsley as the enigmatic AM, and Serinda Swan as Karla Dixon as well as Shaun Sipos as David O'Donnell.
Meanwhile, guest stars for season 2 will include Luke Bilyk as Calvin Franz, Dean McKenzie as Stan Lowery and Edsson Morales as Manuel Orozco.
Shannon Kook will also guest star as Tony Swan, Ty Olsson as Saropian, Domenick Lombardozzi as Guy Russo, Josh Blacker as Hortense Fields, Andrés Collantes as Jorge Sanchez and Al Sapienza as Marsh.
Reacher season 2 plot
We now know that the new season will be based on Lee Child's 11th book in the Jack Reacher series, Bad Luck and Trouble, as Alan Ritchson announced on Twitter.
The blurb for the book states: "You do not mess with Jack Reacher. He is as close to untraceable as a person can get. A loner comfortable in his anonymity and solitude. So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact him, he knows this has to be serious.
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"You do not mess with the Special Investigators. In the past the elite team always watched each other's backs. Now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing. Reacher's old buddies are in big trouble, and he can't let that go."
Child had previously debated which of the Reacher novels could be the next to be adapted for the series.
"I haven't read the books. I've written them. I never reread them. I know them by reputation, what other people tell me about him," explained Child.
"And there are some that are really popular. And I think what was so great about this first season was Reacher’s loneliness being assuaged by his relationships with other people, and I would like to see more of that. And there's two or three books that really stand out in that sense. So maybe one of them."
Is there a trailer for Reacher season 2?
There isn't a trailer for Reacher season 2 available just yet, but we'll be sure to update this page once we have further information and footage. In the meantime, you can re-watch the season 1 trailer here:
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