Jack Reacher: Amazon orders series based on Lee Child novels

Jack Reacher will be back on screens again soon!

Amazon has officially decided to move forward with a Jack Reacher television show. Deadline reports the streaming service has been working on the series for about a year but has made the choice to give it a series order.

Currently, there’s no word on casting for the show. Nick Santora will serve as a writer, executive producer, and showrunner for season one which will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor. Lee Child, Scott Sullivan, Don Granger, Christopher McQuarrie, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, and David Ellison are set to also serve as executive producers on the series.

The most recent adaptation of the novels was on the big screen. Tom Cruise played the character in Jack Reacher and the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Both films were met with mixed reactions, and fans of the books taking issue with the fact that Cruise didn’t look at all like the character was described. However, it sounds like things will be a bit more faithful this time. Child spoke about working with Amazon and only had good things to say.

“It’s been great so far, but really, the fun starts here. By now I know these guys, and Reacher is in the perfect hands, believe me.”

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It doesn’t come as a big surprise Amazon would want to capitalize on the popularity of the Jack Reacher series. They’ve found massive success with their Jack Ryan show, which has already been ordered for a third season. Meanwhile, Child’s book series has sold over a hundred million copies and made over a billion dollars.

Are you excited to see Jack Reacher again? Will you check out the television show? Be sure to tell us in the comment section below!

Source: Deadline

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