Jack Reacher is back and this time around he’s played by Alan Ritchson. One of the breakout cast members of Titans – where he played the vigilante known as Hawk – Ritchson takes on the character of none other than Tom Cruise, who played Reacher in a pair of films released in 2012 and 2015, respectively. This latest adaptation of the book series written by Lee Child takes the form of a TV show (simply titled Attack) which will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video in early 2022.
Based on Slaughter area (First child Jack Reach novel published in 1997), the show follows the former Military Police investigator as he helps a small town in Georgia solve its first murder case in two decades. He sort of has no choice once the cops arrest him for the crime, pointing to a plethora of prosecution evidence. However, the real killer will soon find out that they played with the wrong guy once Jack sets out on a ruthless path to prove his own innocence.
Ritchson has more than proven he has action Titans for a role like this, and while we will miss the Hawk costume, it’s nice to know he’s still out there kicking a new show after his untimely Titans go out.
Watch the first trailer below:
Ritchson described the opportunity to step into the role as “overwhelming” during an interview with Coil Talker earlier this year.
“It’s one of the best-selling book franchises of all time,” he said. They are big shoes to fill. And then you throw Tom [Cruise], to whom I can only express my gratitude for what he has done. He had even more eyes on it and despite his stature … he still carried the weight of what this series stands for. Who else could have done this? I do not know. It’s remarkable what he did and I think he opened the door for a lot more people to appreciate Jack Reacher through his work. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated, stepping into a role where 110 million people already have a sense of who you are. “
The cast also includes Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie) as Oscar Finlay, Willa Fitzgerald (the goldfinch) like Roscoe Conklin, Chris Webster (Most Dangerous Game) like KJ, Hugh Thompson (Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111) as Baker, Maria Sten (Swamp thing) like Frances Neagley, Harvey Guillén (What we do in the shadows) like Jasper, Kristin Kreuk (Small city) like Charlie, Currie Graham (Murder in the first) like Kliner Sr., Marc Bendavid (Black matter) like Hubble, Willie C. Carpenter (sneaky young ladies) like Mosley, Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in space) as Young Reacher, and Bruce McGill (my cousin vinny) as Mayor Teale.
Nick Santora (Scorpio, Prison break) is a screenwriter, executive producer and showrunner through its global agreement with Skydance Television. Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan, along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost are also executive producers.
Attack premieres on Amazon Prime Video on February 4, 2022.