Jack Reacher is far from over: filming for Amazon’s Reacher season 3 has already started.
Action fans currently have plenty of reason to cheer: not only is the start of “Reacher” season 2 cause for celebration, but Amazon also had a third season in mind even before the premiere of the new episodes. After the current episodes, audiences are therefore in for at least one more adventure from Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) – and it could even start sooner than expected.
New episodes already in the works: when will Reacher season 3 start?
As Alan Ritchson announced in a video at the Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Amazon had renewed the action hit “Reacher” for a third season even before the season 2 debut:
“December is the time for hot cocoa and joy – and now also for ‘Reacher’. That’s right, season 2 of ‘Reacher’ premieres on Prime Video on 15 December . But you know what else December is the right time for? Surprises! And boy, do I have a surprise for you! That’s right. We’re on the set of ‘Reacher’ season 3 right now! It’s officially underway. But I can’t tell you any more than that at the moment.”
Below is a clip with the first shots from the second season, but the first part of the video is likely to be much more exciting for fans. This is because Reacher actor Alan Ritchson has not only announced the official confirmation of season 3, but also revealed that filming for the new episodes has already begun.
While a whopping 22 months passed between seasons 1 and 2, the start of “Reacher” season 3 could therefore be realised much earlier. Although Ritchson has not indicated how far production has progressed, with a bit of luck we might be able to expect new episodes as early as autumn or winter 2024 – perhaps even in December again, as this is now the “Reacher” month according to the main actor. However, this has not yet been officially confirmed.
Which book is being adapted in Reacher Season 3?
Amazon’s action series “Reacher” is based – like the film series of the same name starring Tom Cruise – on the bestselling novels by Lee Child. There are now 28 books telling the story of the former military policeman, with the 29th volume being published in October 2024, so there is plenty of material for series creator Nick Santora to adapt. However, it is not yet known which novel will be the basis for season 3.
The first season was based on the first book “Megalomania”, while season 2 is based on the eleventh volume entitled “Trouble” (“Bad Luck and Trouble” in English). In an interview with TVLine, Santora had already announced at the start of the series that he would not be following the chronological order of the books. Accordingly, fans will probably have to be patient before we get our first clue about the plot of the sequel. It is possible that the finale of the second season, which will be available on Prime Video from 19 January 2024, will shed some light on what might happen next.
‘Reacher’ star promises classic stories for third season
Although the detailed plot of season 3 is still top secret, Alan Ritchson has already hinted in an interview with ComicBook.com that the new chapter will not focus on Reacher’s confidants or his past. Nevertheless, fans of the novel series can look forward to a faithful adaptation:
“I can’t say too much about season 3, but I can assure you that there are a lot of classic Reacher stories – just adventures that he gets drawn into in a big way. And we get to meet Reacher in a new world. It may have nothing to do with his family or his past. He’s just living out this adventure and that’s the direction we’ve taken and it really seems to be working.”
Reacher Season 3: Alan Ritchson returns
As can be seen from the Instagram video above, lead actor Alan Ritchson is staying with us for “Reacher” season 3. However, it is not yet known which actors will be joining him on set. However, as with the switch from season 1 to 2, it can be assumed that we will have to say goodbye to a large part of the cast. Until we know more, you can try your hand at our action quiz. Are you true experts in the fast-paced genre?