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Alan Ritchson says future seasons of 'Reacher' could include a 'bit of anthology'

Reacher is already greenlit for a second season. Here's what Alan Ritchson thinks future seasons may look like.

By Vanessa Armstrong

Jack Reacher is back on the screen again, and this time Alan Ritchson (Titans) is filling the character’s very large shoes in Reacher, Prime Video’s series adaptation of the books by Lee Child. 

The show’s first season just dropped on Feb. 4, but Amazon has already greenlit Reacher for a second season, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Ritchson and the rest of the creative team, however, didn’t officially know that the show would be picked up during their interviews promoting Season 1, but in such an interview with Collider, Ritchson shared what he thought future potential seasons may look like.

“[The show] would be most likely a bit of anthology,” Ritchson said. “The first season is the first book. That may be the blueprint going forward.”

Ritchson admitted there were pros and cons to the anthology approach when it came to fellow cast members. “In one respect, there’s the point of view that’s, ‘Well, if we work with any real diva actors, the good thing is, I wouldn’t have to see them again next year,’” he said. “The problem is I really fell in love with everybody that I worked with. Every cast member, all the way down to day players who are there just for one line, were some of the best actors and actresses that I’ve ever worked with. Not only that, they were wonderful people too. They’re great to be on set with. So, it’s rather tragic that there’s a chance that I may not see some of them again.”

The anthology format makes sense, given the first season closely follows the events of Child’s first Reacher book. Even if Ritchson is right about the format, however, he still holds out hope that we’ll see more Season 1 characters down the road.

“They set the bar so high that we’d be remiss not to see them again,” he shared. “So, I hope we do. I don’t know how that’ll play out, but that would be one area that we deviate from the books a little bit, I think, to the benefit of audiences, if you see them pop up more.”

Season 1 of Reacher is now available on Prime Video.