Jack Reacher seems to have become a true star of Amazon’s streaming platform. After the second season’s release, the series about the retired Military Police Officer came out as the most-watched title on Prime Video.
Given the popularity of the series and how many books Lee Child has written, we can be sure that the ex-military man will stay with us for a long time.
The third season is already looming on the horizon, and we’re gathering all the information about its plot, cast and premiere date.
When will Reacher season 3 be released?
Reacher is undoubtedly one of Amazon’s flagship series. No wonder it was renewed for season 3 in December 2023 – even before season 2 came to an end.
However, the release date of the new episodes remains unknown. There was a two-year gap between seasons 1 and 2, but it’s probable that this time, fans won’t have to wait that long for the return of their favourite hero.
As Alan Ritchson himself revealed, the film crew is already on set and hard at work on Reacher’s new adventures:
Based on previous instalments, we estimate that the third season of Reacher may appear at the beginning of 2025.
What will Reacher season 3 be about?
Season 1 was based on Lee Child’s debut novel, Killing Floor. It was the first of 28 books currently available in the Jack Reacher series.
However, Amazon decided that the show’s second season would cover the events of volume 11, titled Bad Luck and Trouble, instead of volume 2. Skipping 10 books ahead is an unusual decision, but presumably, there was never a plan to make each book a season in itself.
According to Amazon, the third season of Reacher will be based on the Persuader, the 7th book from the series by Lee Child.
The story begins with an attempted kidnapping, which Jack witnesses. He intervenes and, as usual, gets embroiled in a complicated criminal affair.
In Boston, Reacher meets a man he has long believed dead. Francis Xavier Quinn was once a military intelligence officer, but after he tried to sell US strategic plans to Iraq, he was declared a traitor.
Despite several gunshots, he managed to recover and became involved in another shady activity. Reacher decides to settle old scores with Quinn.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Alan Ritchson revealed that the new episodes will see Reacher in a completely new place and under new circumstances:
And we get to enjoy Reacher in a new world. It may not have anything to do with family, with his past, he’s just living that adventure out and that’s kind of the direction that we’ve gone and it seems to really be working.
Which cast members are confirmed for season 3 of Reacher?
The formula of Lee Child’s books is that Jack Reacher is constantly on the road, visiting new places and meeting new people. For this reason, of the entire cast of season 1, only Alan Ritchson as Reacher, Maria Sten as Frances Neagley, and Malcolm Goodwin as Oscar Finlay, returned for season 2.
Amazon hasn’t revealed much information about the season 3 cast. However, it’s confirmed that Alan Ritchson will return as Jack Reacher, and Maria Sten will reprise her role as Frances Neagley.
How to watch Reacher
In both the US and the UK, you can stream Reacher on Prime Video. A standalone video subscription costs $8.99/£5.99 per month with a 30-day free trial.
Remember that this package will soon include ads. In the US, commercials will start to appear from Monday, 29 January 2024. In the UK, Amazon will introduce ads on Monday, 5 February 2024.
However, using Prime Video without ads will still be possible. To find out more about that, take a look at our guide on Amazon Prime Video’s ad-supported tier.