Amazon Studios, Skydance TV, and Paramount TV Studios have selected Jack Reacher for the new series. It will be Alan Richson, known for the superhero series “Titans”, reports Deadline.
The series will be based on the Lee Child book series. The first season will be based on the first Jack Reacher book, The Floor of Death.
In the story, Jack Reacher is a veteran of the US Army who investigates mysterious cases. Investigations tend to be dangerous for Reacher himself. In full-length film adaptations of the novels, the role of Reacher was played by Tom Cruise.
Child’s novels have been translated into 49 languages and sold over 100 million copies.
There’s some mysterious correlation (for me at least) between calloused hands and a content spirit. One of my first jobs was in landscaping. I’ll never forget it. I was told I’d need to drive the trucks because the guys I’d be working with didn’t have driver’s licenses. I was only 16 at the time, so I thought it strange that I would be driving, but I assumed it was because the other guys hadn’t gotten theirs yet. It turns out my colleagues were undocumented workers. Okay, no problem. I’ll drive. About a week in, unbeknownst to me, the owner did a drive by, I guess to see if I was showing up to the locations. When I got back to HQ that day to drop the truck off, I was asked to come into his office. He told me he drove by and saw me working with the guys. I had a pit in my stomach. I thought I’d torn up some part of a lawn and hadn’t noticed or something. My eyes scraped the floor. He tilted his head and scrunched one eye in a playful kind of way. He said, “You know you’re not supposed to be out there workin’ right?” I didn’t follow. He leaned in and whispered, “Let the Mexicans do that shit. You just drive the trucks.” I was gobsmacked. Why would I ever watch other men work when it’s my job too; when I’m just as capable, if not more? It shook my naive little teenage mind to the core. This was someone’s world view. If this guy, how many more? Their lives were purely transactional to him. Something to be exploited. I was asked to join the club and exert my “right” or “privilege” to dominate those with less power or resources. I told him I like to work. He laughed and said I’ll get over that real quick. But I didn’t want to get over that. I felt deeply conflicted about leaving. I felt a desire to stay and work alongside those men in solidarity. As if it would reintroduce a bit of humanity and value into their spirit, as was their right. But a few days later I quit. I didn’t want my work benefiting a man like that. I take a certain pride in that kind of work now. With a deep gratitude for those who do it for a living. Today, people don’t work for me, they work with me and I won’t ask someone to do something I’m not willing to do myself.
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Earlier, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed to Netflix. According to him, the couple will shoot documentaries and feature films, scripted TV shows, and children’s series.