Amazon Studios is looking to stay in the Alan Ritchson business for quite a while. Amazon’s Prime Video released Ritchson’s first season starring Ritchson Reach TV series earlier this year and it broke records for the streamer, becoming one of its biggest shows. Reacher was quickly renewed for a second season, but Amazon is teaming up with Ritchson on even more projects in the future. On Friday, the studio announced a major new deal with Ritchson to see him make a handful of feature films.
The new deal will see Ritchson star in three films for Amazon Studios, although there has been no word on what those films will be. Additionally, Ritchson will continue its television partnership with Amazon in the form of additional seasons of Reach.
“Reach exceeded our wildest expectations, and Alan’s captivating performance played a huge part in the series’ success,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue developing our relationship and share what are sure to be more brilliant performances with our global Prime Video audience.”
Before any of these films arrive, we’ll likely see the second season of Reach. This new episode has been officially ordered, but it’s unclear which of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels will be adapted in season 2.
“It’s hard. There are 26 [Jack Reacher] books, then there are anthologies of short stories. And there’s so much thought that needs to go into our decision. Do we want it to be similar to season 1, because season 1 was a success? Do we want to go a little different? There are so many things Lee gives us to choose from.” Reach showrunner Nick Santora said earlier this year.
“The good news is we have Lee Child who has an executive producer on this show,” he added, “and we have other producers on this show – we have Amazon, we have Skydance, we have Paramount — and we’ll sit down and discuss it. But that’s not a problem when you have too much good material to choose from. The problem is when you’re staring at a blank space and wondering, “What’s this? what am I going to write?”
The first season of Reach is available to stream on Prime Video.