Reacher Season 1 Side Characters Not Returning For Season 2


It’s been revealed by Reacher’s showrunner, Nick Santora, that Season 2 will not feature all of the first season’s side characters.

Only Alan Ritchson’s Jack Reacher will be the returning character in Season 2.

During an interview with TV Line, Santora was asked whether any of the other actors from Season 1 would be returning for Season 2.

Here’s what Santora had to say on the matter:

I will say this, and I’m not trying to be coy or cute: You never know if a character might come back. We might come up with a great idea and say, ‘You know what? Maybe that character can work in Season 2 or Season 3,’ and then you bring them back for a bit or for an extended visit.

He continued on to add, “Reacher is not a character who runs around with an entourage. He’s a lone wolf, so you have to stay true to that.”

Reacher Season 2 will only see Alan Ritchson return from Season 1


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Read more: Reacher Star Reveals The Book He Wants To Adapt For Season 2

We have already revealed that Reacher Season 2 would be adapting the second book on Lee Child’s series, Die Trying.

However, that news hasn’t been ‘officially’ confirmed, so TV Line asked Santora which book fans could expect to see adapted for Season 2.

It’s tough. There are 26 [Jack Reacher] books, and then there are short-story anthologies. And there’s so much thought that has to go into our decision. Do we want it to be similar to Season 1, because Season 1 was successful? Do we want to go a little different? There’s so much that Lee gives us to choose from,” Santora said earlier this year.

The good news is we have Lee Child has an executive producer on this show, and we have other producers on this show – we have Amazon, we have Skydance, we have Paramount – and we will sit and discuss it. But it’s a not a problem when you have too much good material to choose from. The problem is when you’re staring at an empty space, asking, ‘What am I going to write?’

What do you make of this news?

Are you sad to hear that Reacher Season 2 won’t see any of the side characters we came to love from Season 1?

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