Nov 15, 2018 11:01 AM EST
Jack Reacher Series Heading to TV
Jack Reacher, the Lee Child Book series that has been adapted for the big screen, is now possibly getting a TV adaptation. According to Child, there is already a deal in place for a series.
The Reacher films starred Tom Cruise but he won't be involved in the TV version. Child said that they will find an actor who fits the description of Jack Reacher in the novels - someone much larger and brutish.
"I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it's a big component of who he is… So what I've decided to do is - there won't be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead, we're going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor", Child in an interview with BBC Radio Manchester. "We're rebooting and starting over and we're going to try and find the perfect guy."
The book series spans over 23 novels and the films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back were released in 2012 and 2016, respectively.