Only started on February 4th Amazon on Prime Video with a brand new action series. In it, a former military policeman fights and kills his way through a small town in the United States in eight episodes. What doesn’t sound particularly spectacular or innovative has, however, set several impressive records. So that Amazon already ordered the next episodes on February 7th. And German users also seem to love the format.
Surprising Prime Video hit: This is “Reacher”
The name “Jack Reacher” has so far only been associated with Tom Cruise as an action hero in several blockbusters. Now, however, the US actor Alan Ritchson is also very successfully linked to it. Because he is currently playing the ex-military policeman in the new Action series “Reacher” on Prime Video so good that the format has almost 1,500 fans in Germany alone 4.8 out of 5 stars is highly praised.
And that’s not all. Within just 24 hours, Deadline reported, “Reacher” rose 5th place the most-watched Amazon Prime series to date in the US and worldwide. One of the reasons for this could be that Amazon published the eight episodes of the series at once and not on a weekly basis.
In addition, “Reacher” achieved another success. According to Amazon, the format is already one of the highest rated original series belong. Amazon Prime Video users gave it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. In Germany, the action series is even better than the global average.
That’s what “Reacher” is about
As seen on Amazon Prime Video, Jack Reacher is mistakenly arrested for a murder in the town of Margrave, Georgia and finds himself at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Corrupt police officers, shady deals and political intrigues are just some of the things he has to deal with.
The first season is based on Lee Child’s international bestseller Megalomania. Some users are already pleased about this and call it a “first-class implementation of the novel series”. Others, on the other hand, praised the main actor in particular: “Nothing against Tom Cruise, but connoisseurs of Lee Child’s novel series know: This is what Jack Reacher must look like, Alan Ritchson is the perfect cast”.
Who is Alan Ritchson?
In this country, apart from his current role in “Reacher”, Ritchson is probably best known for the format “Blue Mountain State”. The American sports comedy series aired on MTV in 2010. He played there the football player Thad Castle.
The actor also starred as Raphael in the blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). Ritchson is otherwise very versatile in his career. He is not only an actor, but also a singer and model.
More news about Amazon Prime Video
“Reacher” is also available for streaming for Prime members in Germany. There are also numerous new releases in February on Amazon Prime Video. A film was only released on Prime Video on February 8th, which some critics describe as “hardcore funny”.
Sources: Deadline, Amazon