Alan Ritchson Wants Reacher Season 2 To Differ From The Books In One Key Way

“Reacher” season 2 should arrive in 2023 and has been confirmed to be an adaptation of the 11th Jack Reacher novel, “Bad Luck And Trouble.” Santora and co. are set to continue their faithful adherence to the books this time around, which means you can expect to see Alan Ritchson’s Reacher reunite with his former Army colleague, Neagley (Maria Sten), from season 1. Together, the pair will try to solve the mystery of who is killing their former military police unit comrades.

But that’s likely to be the only returning character, as Reacher bid a firm farewell to both Finlay and Conklin at the end of the last season — after the latter gave him her phone number. With Finlay back in Boston, and Conklin launching a political career, the characters are unlikely to make an appearance in season 2, especially if the show does continue to stick to the novels, in which Reacher himself is pretty much the only consistent character. In fact, in the books, Conklin never returns after that first entry in 1997.

But if you ask Ritchson, he’d rather Reacher run into some old friends. As the series lead told Collider:

I really fell in love with everybody that I worked with [on season 1]. 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. They set the bar so high that we’d be remiss not to see them show again. So, I hope we do.”

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