Reacher, an American crime/thriller television series developed by Nick Santora for Amazon Prime Video, aired on Amazon Prime Video on February 4, 2022. And is based on the Jack Reacher book series by Lee Child, which stars Alan Ritchson as the title character. Ultimately, the main character Reacher is a drifter and former military policeman who battles dangerous criminals throughout his travels. This show is about Jack Reacher who is former military personnel. When Reacher finally re-enters civilization he is wrongly convicted of murder. Leading to him ultimately getting arrested for a murder that he did not commit.
After being released, Reacher goes on a huge mission to prove himself innocent. He also strives to expose corrupt people in the town. Because everywhere he turns there are more corrupt citizens in the town. The higher-up people in the town such as police officers, businessmen, and politicians that are supposed to be trusted, ultimately can’t be trusted at all.
Reacher is a thrilling show that shows some gory content that may not be suitable to watch with someone of a younger age. There is constant action in the show Reacher, as they are always hunting someone down to get revenge and justice. It is a true thriller and will keep you on the edge of your seat. This series has done a great job of bringing the book it’s based on to life.
Reacher currently only has one season released on Amazon Prime Video. Season one consists of eight episodes. Once aired on Amazon Prime Video it proved to be a massive Success. Such a big hit in fact that they announced the renewal for a second season not long after. Though the first season has received amazing reviews, critics think that there’s not enough of a storyline to carry on for many seasons.
E.1 – “Welcome to Margrave”
At midnight, a man later identified as Pete Jobling is shot dead just outside Margrave, Georgia. The following morning, Jack Reacher arrives on a Greyhound bus and walks into town, where he is arrested at a diner for the murder.
E.2 – “First Dance”
Reacher teams up with Finlay, the local police captain, and a cop named Roscoe to investigate his brother’s murder and the recent disappearance of Hubble following his release from custody.
E.3 – “Spoonful”
Roscoe returns home to find evidence of a break-in; at Reacher’s urging, she gives him a gun. The group contacts Joe’s colleague, Molly Beth, at the Secret Service, learning that Joe was in Margrave on a confidential assignment to investigate reports of large-scale counterfeiting.
E.4 – “In a Tree”
After meeting with Finlay, Reacher takes Roscoe to help him dispose of the bodies. He also reveals the truth behind KJ’s warning: while serving in Iraq.
E.5 – “No Apologies”
Feeling guilty for Molly Beth’s murder, Reacher takes out his frustration by attacking KJ after he vandalizes Roscoe’s truck.
E.6 – “Papier”
Finlay and Reacher follow one of Kliner’s trucks. Finlay tells Reacher the real reason he came to Margrave was not due to divorce, but because his wife Sharon died after a long illness.
E.7 – “Reacher Said Nothing”
Officer Stevenson and his pregnant wife are murdered by a hit squad seeking information about the Hubble family.
E.8 – “Pie”
Revealing himself to be the one behind all the murders, KJ shows Reacher a live stream of a captive Roscoe, and sends him and Picard to find Hubble.
The review website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 90% approval rating with an average rating of 7.30/10, based on 63 critic reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 18 critics.
Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher, a decorated former major in the U.S. Army military police and drifter. Maxwell Jenkins plays the young Reacher.
Malcolm Goodwin as Oscar Finlay, a police captain and Margrave’s chief detective, formerly a detective in Boston
Willa Fitzgerald as Roscoe Conklin, a police officer in Margrave who joins Reacher and Finlay in their investigation
Chris Webster as KJ, Kliner Sr.’s only son
Bruce McGill as Grover Teale, Margrave’s corrupt mayor and interim police chief
Maria Sten as Frances Neagley, a private detective and former army investigator who was a member of Reacher’s military police squad
Leslie Fray as Josephine Reacher, Reacher’s mother
Matthew Marsden as Stan Reacher, Reacher’s father
Gavin White as young Joe Reacher – Reacher’s older brother
Christopher Russell as adult Joe Reacher a Secret Service agent
Margrave Law Enforcement
Lara Jean Chorostecki as Molly Beth Gordon, a Secret Service agent who was involved with Joe Reacher
Harvey Guillén as Jasper, Margrave’s medical examiner
Patrick Garrow as Spivey, a corrupt corrections officer
Hugh Thompson as Baker, a corrupt Margrave officer
Martin Roach as Picard, an FBI agent and old friend of Finlay’s
Jonathan Koensgen as Stevenson, a Margrave officer and Paul Hubble’s cousin
AJ Simmons as Dawson, Kliner’s nephew and enforcer
Currie Graham as Kliner Sr., the owner of Kliner Industries
Marc Bendavid as Paul Hubble, a banker strong-armed into assisting a counterfeiting ring
Kristin Kreuk as Charlene “Charlie” Hubble, Paul’s wife
Willie C. Carpenter as Mosley, an elderly barber and longtime resident of Margrave