Reacher season 2 release date and time — how to watch online tonight

Alan Ritchson in Reacher season 2
(Image credit: Amazon Studios)

Maybe he was born under a bad sign because Jack Reacher is about to be in a whole other world of trouble in Reacher season 2. And you can stream his next action-packed adventure imminently.

Reacher season 2 start time, channel

Reacher season 2 premieres in the US with three episodes on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. (ET) and Friday, Dec 15 at 11 a.m. (AEDT) on Prime Video.

The former military policeman from Lee Childs’ acclaimed novels made the jump from the page to streaming courtesy of Amazon in February 2022. Based on the award-winning 1997 book Killing Floor, the first season of the action-packed crime thriller widely received praise from fans and critics alike.

Now, Reacher’s next mission looms large. It's based on the 11th book, Bad Luck and Trouble. Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) receives an ominous message informing him that former members of the Army unit he belonged to are being murdered. He'll have to find the killer — and fast. 

So here's everything to know about how to watch Reacher season 2 online. Scroll down for the release date, trailer and cast list. 

How to watch Reacher season 2 anywhere online

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How to watch Reacher season 2 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and elsewhere

Viewers around the world can watch Reacher season 2 premiere with three episodes on Prime Video starting from Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. (ET) in the US. 

Amazon is dropping the episodes early in the US, which they've been doing with more of their shows. Originally, Reacher was set to stream on Fridays. 

Meanwhile, Australians will be able to watch the first trio of Reacher: Season 2 episodes from 11 a.m. (AEST).

Season 2 consists of eight episodes in total. After the premiere, the other five will be released weekly — likely Thursday nights ET. 

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Reacher season 2 trailer

Things are getting 'bigger' and 'badder' on Reacher season 2, as the first trailer teases:

Reacher season 2 cast

Alan Ritchson (as Jack Reacher), Martin Roach (as Picard) in a diner in an episode of Prime Video's Reacher

(Image credit: Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video)

Reacher season 2 will star Alan Ritchson as Jack Reacher, the titular protagonist who is a former U.S. Army military policeman.

Since the main character is a self-proclaimed hobo that tends to wander around quite a fair bit, the new season of Reacher will mostly feature a plethora of fresh faces. Along with Ritchson, Maria Sten will be back as former colleague Frances Neagley. But beyond that, the cast is completely new. 

The returning cast members will be joined by series regulars Shaun Sipos as David O’Donnell, Serinda Swan as Karla Dixo and Ferdinand Kingsley as A.M. Previously, Rory Cochrane of Empire Records, Dazed and Confused, and CSI: Miami fame was lined up to play Shane Langston, but he exited the project due to a scheduling conflict and left the door open for the Terminator 2: Judgment Day" star Robert Patrick to take his place. 

Additionally, the series has lined up an impressive list of guest stars as well:

  • Domenick Lombardozzi as Guy Russo
  • Luke Bilyk as Calvin Franz
  • Dean McKenzie as Stan Lowery
  • Edsson Morales as Manuel Orozco
  • Andrés Collantes  as Jorge Sanchez
  • Shannon Kook as Tony Swan
  • Ty Olsson as Saropian 
  • Josh Blacker as Hortense Fields
  • Al Sapienza as Marsh

Jack Reacher season 2 plot and season 1 ending explained

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When we last left Reacher, he was framed for murder and embroiled in a widespread conspiracy in the town of Margrave, Georgia. Even though Ritchson previously played the DC Comics hero Hawk, he manages to use Batman-like deductive reasoning and combat skills as this character to untangle the web of crooked cops, corrupt politicians, and widespread murders including a prominent business owner/counterfeiter, members of his operation, and Reacher’s own brother

In the end, after he exposes Kliner Jr as the mastermind behind the operation and gets revenge for his brother’s death, Reacher sets the Kliner factories (and KJ himself) on fire and goes out in a literal blaze of glory before hitchhiking out of town.

As for Reacher season 2, it will be based on the eleventh book in Childs’ Reacher series, Bad Luck and Trouble. Though adaptations do have a tendency to deviate from the source material a bit, such as jumping from the first to the eleventh chapter of a character’s tale, this novel serves as an interesting foundation for the next season of the Prime Video hit series. 

The story will see Reacher caught up in a plot that involves ex-military personnel (many of whom are his old friends) being hunted down one by one and killed. Based on the casting information, Reacher has quite a list of friends to avenge, so we should expect more of the explosive action that we’ve come to know and love from the show. 

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.

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