According to a new report from Deadline, Amazon’s Prime Video has landed the rights to develop a series based on Lee Childs’ Jack Reacher, which had been previously adapted into two feature films by Paramount Pictures starring Tom Cruise as the titular Reacher.
Scorpion creator Nick Santora (Punisher: War Zone) is set to write and showrun the series along with being an executive producer. Nick is also working on a series reboot of The Fugitive that will star Liam Hemsworth, which was originally a series before the Harrison Ford feature version in the 1990s.
In a competitive situation, Amazon has landed the rights to develop a script-to-series drama based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s bestselling book series, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora. The project will be a co-production of Amazon Studios, Skydance Television, and Paramount Television. Santora will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series.
I don’t think many fans of the books were terribly happy with the casting of Cruise in the role, mainly, because Reacher is supposed to be a pretty big dude. I’d love to see who they end up casting in that role and if they find a big name to play it.
Amazon and Paramount Television are also currently working together on their Jack Ryan series as well, I’m kind of curious since both Reacher and Ryan sort of mingle in the world of the military that it’s possible the two may crossover at some point.
Jack Ryan recently was recently greenlit for season three by Amazon.