Deadline is reporting that Alan Ritchson has been cast as the title character in the series adaptation of Lee Child’s novel series Jack Reacher.
The novel series focuses on Jack Reacher, former major in the United States Army Military Police Corps, roaming the United States, taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations.
The first season will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, which is set in Georgia. The character has appeared in multiple novels since the late 90’s, and has had two films, one in 2012 (Jack Reacher) and it’s 2016 sequel (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), with Tom Cruise as the title character.
The first season will be written and executive produced by Nick Santora, who will also serve as showrunner. Also serving as executive producers are David Ellison and Dana Goldberg for Skydance TV, Lee Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, Marcy Ross and Christopher McQuarrie. Carolyn Harris will oversee the series for Skydance Television, which produces the series with Amazon Studios and Paramount TV Studios.