The second season finale of “Reacher” just dropped on Prime Video, but fans are already looking ahead to more adventures from the giant hobo with a heart of gold. The good news: “Reacher” has already been renewed for a third season, although the creative team has been mum about which of Lee Child’s novels will be adapted next.
While chatting with Variety earlier in the season, series star Alan Ritchson spoke about the show’s biggest challenge: Because Reacher is a wanderer, his adventures rarely include the same characters. That was the case in Season 1, where the former military police officer searched for his brother’s killer in the small town of Margrave, Ga. Season 2 began years later, ditching the previous cast for a mystery focused on a government conspiracy involving his old military unit, the 110th.
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But Ritchson wasn’t concerned by the new cast. “By the time people get to the end [of the season], they’re going to be saying, ‘Seasons 1 and 2 are so good, but where can he go from here?’ I want to see more of the 110th,” he told Variety. “How are we gonna get them in? We’ll have all the same problems all over again for season 3, I’m sure.”
Is Ritchson signaling that next season could be another adventure with the 110th? Only time will tell.
Although Ritchson didn’t divulge any more information about the third season, he did share a funny behind-the-scenes story about an eye-popping stunt from the Season 2 finale.
“There was a stunt where I got to run through a full sheet of glass,” he said. “And I was the one to do it. Of course, they asked, ‘Would you like your stuntman?’ And I said, ‘No, man, I’m doing this.’ I can’t tell you how much of your primal brain you have to override as you’re approaching a sheet of glass at a sprint pace. Everything in you is like, ‘Don’t do this.’ I smashed through that thing and I was wearing little shards of glass for days. But when I saw it in the cut, it was shot so wide, it could have been anybody. I was so disappointed because it was me and that was a very harrowing, terrifying five seconds of running.”
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