The first season of the series, written, exec produced and showrun by Nick Santora, is based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, which is set in Georgia, US.
In addition to Santora, who is under an overall deal at Skydance TV, the series will be executive produced by Child, Don Granger, Scott Sullivan and Christopher McQuarrie, with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg executive producing for Skydance. Marcy Ross also serves as an executive producer. Carolyn Harris oversees the series for Skydance Television, which produces with Amazon Studios and Paramount TV Studios.
Tom Cruise previously played the titular role in the Paramount feature films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. But Ritchson would seem a better fit in terms of stature and build at 6’4” and 235 pounds as the character in the books is a tall and hulking figure.
Ritchson is also currently starring as Hawk/Hank Hill in the DC Universe’s Titans series, another show shooting in Ontario, which is proving extremely popular thanks to its great locations, including cities that easily double for those in the US; great studios, like Pinewood; and enticing incentives.
Other big projects filming in the province include Warner Bros.’ 8 Bit Christmas movie, NBCUniversal’s series Acts of Crime and Netflix’s series Chroma and feature film Slumberland.
KFTV is hosting a Talk about all that Ontario, Canada has to offer as a filming location and the logistics of shooting there on 22 March at 4pm UK time. It will feature comprehensive insights from leading local and international production figures, including Titans’ series producer and director Carol Banker and Ontario Film Commissioner Justin Cutler from Ontario Creates, sponsors of the Talk.