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Amazon Prime Orders Jack Reacher Series

January 14, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jack Reacher is making his way to Amazon Prime. Amazon head Jennifer Salke announced at the TCA winter press tour (per TV Line) that the streaming platform has ordered Jack Reacher, based on the Lee Child novels. The first season will be based on 1997’s The Killing Floor, the first novel in Child’s series. Nick Santora (Scorpion) will write the series and serve as showrunner, with Child acting as an EP.

The novels previously served as the basis for two films starring Tom Cruise in the titular role: 2012’s Jack Reacher and 2016’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

“Lee Child has created an incredible character and world,” said Santora. “It will be the goal of every writer, producer, actor, executive and crew member to capture the essence of Mr. Child’s books – and luckily Lee has been there, and will continue to be there, to help guide us along the way in this series. He is the pulse of Reacher … 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.”

Salke added, “Lee Child’s Jack Reacher book series is a global phenomenon with one of entertainment’s most well-known heroes, and a perfect fit for Amazon Studios’ slate of bold, character-driven series. We look forward to expanding the of the Jack Reacher universe and bringing more thrilling action to our Amazon Prime Video audience.”