'Reacher' Is Going Undercover in Season 3

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'Reacher' Is Going Undercover in Season 3Courtesy IMDb - Amazon Prime

Fear not, Reacher fans: the season 2 finale is nowhere near the end of the excitement for our hero. It's hard to beat throwing guys out of helicopters, but I believe Reacher season 3 will be up to the task. Thankfully, the popular Amazon Prime Video series has been officially renewed for season 3—and production is already fully underway. Much like the shift between seasons 1 and 2, the future installment in the life of action hero Jack Reacher will send the former military operative on a completely new mission. This time, good ol' Reacher will go undercover.

According to Prime Video, season 3 is based on Lee Child’s seventh Reacher novel, Persuader. The 2003 book, narrated in the first person, will see Reacher go undercover in Boston, "to rescue an informant held by a haunting foe from his past." That means more friends for Reacher—and more information about his mysterious past. Anthony Michael Hall (Bosch: Legacy) is also set to join the cast for season 3 as formidable business and rug importer Zachary Beck, who is suspected of more nefarious schemes.

This comes as little surprise. Alan Ritchson, who plays the title character, previously told that the next season will have "a lot of classic Reacher stories." In case you were wondering exactly what that means, those are, he adds, "just adventures that he gets sucked into in a big way." OK, that wasn't remotely more clear. Let's try again. "We get to enjoy Reacher in a new world," Ritchson continued. "It may not have anything to do with family, with his past, he’s just living that adventure out and that’s kind of the direction that we’ve gone and it seems to really be working." It'll do.

If you’re just catching up, Reacher is an action-packed series (based on Lee Child's novels) that follows a former military operative who fights crime. In the first season, Reacher was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. When he’s released from prison, he sets out to find the people who framed him—and uncovers a dark web of local politicians, police, and businessmen. In season 2, Reacher tries to take a step away from investigative work, but is sucked back in when one of his U.S. Army colleagues is murdered.

Since the premiere in 2022, Reacher has amassed a rabid fanbase. Variety reports that season 1 was the first Prime Video series to top the Nielsen charts. According to Deadline, the first three episodes of the second season surpassed the entire first season audience by over 50%. Yowza.

Want to know what's next for the action hero? Keep reading for the scoop on season 3.

Reacher, doing what Reacher does.Brooke Palmer - Amazon Prime

When Will Season 3 of Reacher Debut?

Ahead of the season 2 premiere, Ritchson revealed the show's season 3 renewal in a behind-the-scenes video. "December's the season of hot cocoa and smiles and now Reacher," he said. "That’s right, season 2 of Reacher premieres December 15th on Prime Video. You know what else December is the season of? Surprises. And boy do I have a surprise for you. You’re on the set of season 3 of Reacher right now.” Check out the video below.

If season 3 went into production last month, the next batch of episodes will likely hit Prime Video sometime in 2025.

Who Will Appear in Season Three of Reacher?

One of the only cast members we know will return—barring the surprise of all surprises—is Ritchson. Aside from that, season 2 breakout Maria Sten (Master Sergeant Francis Neagly) will also continue to fight alongside Reacher. Sonya Cassidy (The Man Who Fell To Earth) will also join season 3, according to Deadline, as "an extremely intelligent and tough DEA agent from Boston with a sharp and sarcastic sense of humor" named Sarah Duffy.

Season 2 featured a new cast, focusing largely on figures from Reacher’s past. Dixon, Reacher's love interest in season 2, doesn't seem to be returning. Our hero bid her farewell before hopping on another Trailways bus to Boston. Maybe Duffy can replace that hole in his heart? As Reacher prepares to go undercover, season 3 will likely introduce a fresh group of people who won't recognize his face. Buckle up, folks.

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