That’s right, Lee Child fanatics (Lee Children?): not content with the runaway success of its other jacked Jack vehicle (the John Krasinski-starring Jack Ryan), Amazon Studios has this week greenlit Jack Reacher, a TV drama based on the former US Army major turned vagabond vigilante protagonist of Child’s wildly popular series of crime thriller novels.
As Deadline reported yesterday afternoon, the series will be written by Nick Santora (Scorpion, Prison Break), who will also executive produce and serve as showrunner. The first season will be based on the first Reacher novel, 1997’s The Killing Floor.
With over 100 million books sold in 49 languages across 101 territories, as well as a brace of reasonably successful Tom Cruise movie adaptations, it’s safe to say that there’s an established audience out there for all things Reacher.
As to the all-important question of who should play Jack now that Tom Cruise is officially out, well, we’ll let CrimeReads field that one.