Azamon Studios has found their very own Jack Reacher and it is none other than Alan Ritchson. The ‘Titan’ star will be playing the lead role in the drama series presented by Skydance TV and Paramount TV Studios. If you’re wondering where you have heard the name of Jack Reacher before, it’s in the bestselling thriller novel series by Lee Child.
Reacher, as described by Lee Child in his novels, is an U.S. army veteran who solves suspicious cases that often put him in risky situations. The character was earlier played on the big screen by Tom Cruise in 2012 ‘Jack Reacher’ and 2016 ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’.
Alan’s ‘Jack Reacher’ series will focus on the plot of the Lee Child’s first book in the series, ‘The Killing Floor’ and will be set in Georgia. Nick Santora will executive produce the show along with Child and many others. The former will also act as the showrunner for the series.
The physical description of Reacher in novel is describes him as 6’5″ talk man with with 250 pounds weight. While Tom Cruise didn’t fill that physical description correctly, Alan with 6’4″ height and 635 pounds weight makes up for it. Ritchson TV and movie credits include the likes of ‘Blood Drive’, ‘Smallvile’, ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and more.