Which book is Reacher Season 2 based on?

Reacher -- Courtesy of Brooke Palmer/Prime Video
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Reacher Season 2 is officially happening, but which of the various novels in the Lee Child series is it based on? Find out all the details of the story here.

Since 1997, readers have loved Lee Child’s books focusing on Jack Reacher. A former soldier in the United States Marine Corps Police, the hulking Reacher travels the country, taking odd jobs and often finding himself in some very dangerous situations.

The character was adapted into a 2012 movie with an original storyline, although it was criticized for casting Tom Cruise as Reacher. A sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, was released in 2016, adapting the book of the same name, the 18th in the Reacher series.

The Prime Video series stars Alan Ritchson as Reacher and, appropriately, was based on the very first novel in the series, Killing Floor (although technically, the novel is the fourth in the chronology of the Reacher adventures).

So, with a new season coming, which of the Reacher novels is being used for the adaptation?

Which novel is Reacher Season 2 adapting?

Reacher Season 2 of the Prime Video series is based on Bad Luck and Trouble, the 11th book in the series, published in 2007. The plotline has Reacher learning that members of his old special forces team are being killed. He reunites with recurring ally Frances Neagley and some other compatriots to find out who’s hunting them.

The series will likely change a few plot points from the novel, just as Season 1 did. It’s notable that aside from Ritchson as Reacher and Maria Sten as Neagley, Season 2 has a new cast and characters.

With a third season already ordered and another two dozen books to adapt, there’s plenty of potential for Reacher to keep using Child’s work for its plotlines. That means Reacher can continue some great action and drama for a while to come.

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Reacher Season 2 premieres on Thursday, Dec. 14 on Prime Video