Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'Jack Reacher' Based on Best-Selling Novel Series

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Amazon gave a series order to the original drama series Jack Reacher based on the best-selling series of novels by Lee Child.

The drama centers on a military veteran, Jack Reacher, who lives a nomadic life as a freelance investigator and problem solver. The first season will be based on the inaugural novel, The Killing Floor.

Scorpion creator Nick Santora developed the drama and will serve as showrunner. He will executive produce with Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television will produce.

"Lee Child's Jack Reacher book series is a global phenomenon with one of entertainment's most well-known heroes, and a perfect fit for Amazon Studios' slate of bold, character-driven series," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "We look forward to expanding the Jack Reacher universe and bringing more thrilling action to our Amazon Prime Video audience."

"Lee Child has created an incredible character and world," added Santora. "It will be the goal of every writer, producer, actor, executive and crew member to capture the essence of Mr. Child's books - and luckily Lee has been there, and will continue to be there, to help guide us along the way in this series. He is the pulse of Reacher."

"It's been great so far, but really, the fun starts here," said Child. "By now I know these guys, and Reacher is in the perfect hands, believe me."