What Are People Saying About ‘Reacher’ Season Two?

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The highly anticipated second season of the hit television series ‘Reacher’ has finally premiered, and fans and critics alike are buzzing with excitement. Based on the popular book series by Lee Child, the show follows the adventures of ex-military police officer Jack Reacher. Here’s what people are saying about the second season.

Alan Ritchson’s Reacher

Like with season one of ‘Reacher,’ viewers have praised the new season for its accuracy to the novels that inspired it, especially when compared to the ‘Jack Reacher’ movies. For starters, actor Alan Ritchson, who plays the titular character, is the perfect casting for the role. At 6’3” and 225 pounds, Ritchson perfectly embodies the character fans of the books know and love.

Throughout the ‘Jack Reacher’ books, Reacher is described as 6’5” and between 220 and 250 pounds. Although the 2012 and 2016 ‘Jack Reacher’ movies starring Tom Cruise scored decent ratings overall, at 5’7” and 170 pounds, Cruise just didn’t exactly fit the part.

Critical Acclaim

The season boasts a 100% critic score on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, with many reviewers highlighting its improvements over the first season. Critics particularly praised the show’s action, which is often brutal and realistic, without being overly gory. Variety wrote that “the fight choreography is top-notch, with Reacher using his size and strength to his advantage in some truly bone-crunching brawls.”

Audience Reviews

Season 2 of ‘Reacher’ was one of the rare productions that critics and audience members both agree is fantastic. Audience members on Rotten Tomatoes scored the movie with an average 84% rating. Audiences shared that the show kept them on the edges of their seats, and many expressed appreciation for the brutal and gritty nature of the series.

Which Book Is ‘Reacher’ Season 2 Based On?

‘Reacher’ season two is based on the book ‘Bad Luck and Trouble,’ the 11th book in the ‘Jack Reacher’ book series. Without giving too much away, the book follows Reacher as he teams up with some of his old friends from the military to investigate the death of one of their group of military Special Investigators.

‘Bad Luck and Trouble’ is one of Lee Child’s best-selling novels and consistently ranks highly on lists of reader-favorite ‘Jack Reacher’ books. So far, it seems like the screen adaptation of the book has delighted audiences just as much.

Will There be a ‘Reacher’ Season 3?

Amazon apparently didn’t even need to see how ‘Reacher’ season 2 performed to know whether they wanted to continue the series. On December 2, Amazon Prime Video announced that the show would be renewed for a third season, most likely coming sometime in 2025. No other details about the third season have been announced, so we don’t yet know who will join the cast next season or which ‘Jack Reacher’ book it’ll be based on.

Where Can I Watch ‘Reacher’ Season 2?

‘Reacher’ is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive, so seasons 1 and 2 are both available for streaming free on the platform for anyone with an Amazon Prime membership.