Prime Video is locking in one of its biggest series for a longer term.
The Amazon-owned streamer has ordered a third season of Reacher, two weeks before the scheduled premiere of the show’s second installment on Dec. 15. Series lead Alan Ritchson — who will also be an executive producer on season three — made the announcement Saturday via video (see it below) at Prime Video’s panel at the CCXP convention in São Paulo, also revealing that season three has already begun production.
The early pickup isn’t much of a surprise given that Reacher’s first season is one of Prime Video’s biggest original shows to date. The series premiered in February 2022 to the platform’s best opening week ever in Nielsen’s streaming ratings. Amazon says Reacher is one of its top five shows worldwide (though as is usually the case with streaming shows, detailed viewing figures aren’t publicly available).
Details about season three are otherwise being kept quiet. Season two of Reacher is based on Bad Luck and Trouble, the 11th book in author Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series of novels. It finds the title character (Ritchson) trying to uncover who is killing members of his former U.S. Army unit, the 110th MP Special Investigations. Reacher reunites with three of his former teammates (played by Maria Sten, Serinda Swan and Shaun Sipos), who begin to connect the dots in a mystery where the stakes get higher at every turn.
Reacher is produced by Amazon MGM Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios. Showrunner Nick Santora will executive produce season three with Child, Ritchson Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, Mick Betancourt, and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Matt Thunell.
Ritchson’s season three announcement, along with a clip from season two, are below.