4 Jack Reacher Books That Would Be Perfect For Reacher Season 2

Amazon Prime Video has real success on its hands with To reach, the adaptation of the first book of Lee Child’s hit detective series. A die best Amazon Prime Video shows available to stream, To reach casts Alan Ritchson as the hulking fist-throwing investigator, who lends his talents to the staff of a small Georgia sheriff’s department when bodies start appearing on the side of the road and signs point to the main benefactor from the city. Critics absolutely loved what Ritchson and his team put together, while author Lee Child had to hold back tears during the final episode (for very specific reasons).

Well dry those tears Lee Child, ’cause To reach gets a second season. Source material will not be a problem. Where the first season of To reach wisely adapted the first book in Child’s literary series, slaughter area, subsequent seasons feature 24 more books by Jack Reacher, along with a slew of short stories that could also compile an anthology approach for an episode slate. Let’s dig into some of the stories that could inspire To reach Season 2, with reasons I think would be good options.

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Die Trying (1998)

It’s the book Alan Ritchson would pick if asked about the source material for Reacher Season 2. And in some ways, that makes sense. It was the second book published by Lee Child (after slaughter area), making it the second book die-hard fans will read if they’ve been following Reacher’s progress from the very beginning. I like the idea of ​​going with die trying as a basis for Reacher Season 2 as it offers something distinctly different from slaughter area – moving the action from rural Georgia to a mountain community in the American West, where a radical militia seeks to implement a plan of secession from the United States.

die trying could give audience members some of the elements that made season one work, including a strong-willed female character (to replace Willa Fitzgerald’s Roscoe) and one of Reacher’s military mentors in Colonel Leon Garber. Each Reacher book is set in a new place, with a new set of characters and circumstances, and it would be nice if the TV series set that precedent from the start.

Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher

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Evening School (2016)

Here’s where things can get interesting for the show To reach. While evening school was published almost 20 years after slaughter areait tells a prequel story that would take place chronologically before the action in To reach Season 1. It would make sense for the Amazon Prime Video show to stick close to the Reacher timeline, taking advantage of Alan Ritchson’s young age and the fact that his Jack Reacher isn’t as grizzled or experienced as the wandering vigilante. will become.

If showrunner Nick Santora chooses evening school as his inspiration for To reach Season 2, audiences will see more of Maria Sten’s character, Frances Neagley, as she attends To reach on his assignment for this book. We would also meet Leon Garber, as he appears early in the story to send Reacher on his particular quest. The only thing that holds evening school back, potentially, is that big chunks of the story take place in Hamburg, Germany, as Jack Reacher and two agents track down stolen nukes. The show could simulate Hamburg, of course, but something tells me that an American location will make more sense for To reach Season 2.

Alan Ritchson and Willa Fitzgerald

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The Hard Way (2006)

As noted above, location plays a key role in nearly every Reacher novel, and the hero’s efforts to adapt to the town/city/locality he finds himself in can advance the plot. So if I attended Amazon Prime Video pitch meetings To reach Season 2, I’d suggest moving the action to a different location 180 degrees away from the aesthetic of the small town of Margrave, Georgia – mostly to prove to viewers that the concept of a Jack Reacher mystery can pretty much work. anywhere.

Hard is set in New York City, where Reacher witnesses what he believes to be a money transfer between two sleazy characters late at night outside a cafe. As he investigates, he lands in the middle of a kidnap and ransom plot involving powerful and corrupt entities, which would give Alan Ritchson the opportunity to flex his muscles against vicious opposition in what amounts to a hermetic thriller.

Alan Ritchson in Reacher

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61 Hours (2010)

This one will probably be held for later seasons, once To reach has established itself as a recurring factor in Amazon’s publishing schedule. It begins a story that spans a series of books…something the Jack Reacher novels didn’t do before. But Reacher landed in the middle of such a sprawling criminal network from 61 hoursLee Child needed more books to let the story unfold.

Two things really together 61 hours a part. It’s set in South Dakota during a brutal winter, and the cold and snow play a major role in reaching Reacher’s goals. Plus, the book ends on a cliffhanger, so if Nick Santora wanted to adapt it for one season, he’d need to be guaranteed a follow-up season. Either way, this one would be great to tell, eventually.

We will continue to follow updates on the second season of To reach. In the meantime, the complete first season is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, so make sure your Amazon Prime Membership is up to date and start catching up with this agent of chaos and his adventures on screen.

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