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Reacher Season 2: Release Date, Cast, and More

Which characters are joining Reacher on his revenge rampage in Season 2?

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Tim Surette

We want a Reacher Season 2 as bad as Amazon Prime Video does. The series, a small-screen adaptation of Lee Child's novels starring Alan Ritchson as former military police Jack Reacher, became an instant hit when it was released in early 2022, fitting squarely alongside Prime Video's other series like Bosch and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Season 1 followed Reacher as he investigated his brother's death in a small town in Georgia, eventually unearthing a conspiracy, killing a bunch of bad guys, romancing a local cop, and eating a piece of OK pie.

Thankfully, Reacher was renewed for a second season faster than Reacher could put away a plate of ribs. We have questions about Season 2, and so do you. What book will it be based on? When will it be released? Which cast members will be returning? We'll try to answer all those questions below, and update the post as more details are released.

Willa Fitzgerald and Alan Ritchson, Reacher

Willa Fitzgerald and Alan Ritchson, Reacher

Shane Mahood/Amazon Studios

Reacher Season 2 Release Date

Amazon ordered a second season of Reacher on Feb. 7, 2022, just days after the first season premiered. However, Amazon has not announced a premiere date for Season 2. Going by the formula of TV series returning a year after the previous season, we'd guess that Season 2 would air sometime in early 2023. Season 2 will begin filming this fall.

Which Book Will Reacher Season 2 Follow, and What's It About?

Reacher Season 1 covered the first book in Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, Killing Floor. As for Season 2, star Alan Ritchson revealed which book it would be based on via Twitter on May 18. 

Bad Luck and Trouble is the eleventh book in the series, and sees Reacher investigating the murders of his old military police squad. Series creator Nick Santora has said that Reacher won't follow the books chronologically, so expect further seasons to bounce around again.

Amazon's official logline for the season is a bit more harsh: "When the members of Reacher's old military unit start turning up dead, Reacher has just one thing on his mind — revenge." Yes!

Who Will Be in Reacher Season 2?

It wouldn't be Reacher without Jack Reacher, so it's obvious that Alan Ritchson will be back as the big ol' lug, despite the fact that he's about to become a huge movie star as part of the next Fast & Furious film. But the Reacher TV series was always meant to stay true to Reacher's wandering ways from the books, meaning it's unlikely that we'll meet up again with Oscar Finlay (Malcolm Goodwin), Roscoe Conklin (Willa Fitzgerald), or other citizens of Margrave, Georgia. However, Season 2 will include Frances Neagley (Maria Sten), who was one of Reacher's old squadmates on his military police team. 

More Shows Like Reacher

If you're looking for more shows to watch that are like Reacher, we've put together a list. The shows included all share some DNA with Reacher, whether they feature a wise-cracking detective who does things their own way, shared cast members, or a big muscly dude who likes to punch people. Here are more shows like Reacher.

Reacher Season 1 Review

We were impressed with the adaptation of Reacher for the small screen, and especially loved the casting of Ritchson as Reacher. Though there was room for improvement, we breezed through the episodes. It should also be noted that we felt the series got better as the season went along right up to the finale, but were only able to watch the first five episodes for review. Here's our review.

Where Can I Watch Reacher?

Reacher is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive, so the only way to watch it is to have an Amazon Prime Video subscription. Season 1 is now streaming.

Reacher

1 Season Prime Video
Reacher follows Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator who has just recently entered civilian life.
68   Metascore
2022 TV14 Drama, Action & Adventure