Ritchson is an American actor, model, and singer who first came to prominence playing linebacker Thad Castle on Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State and Aquaman on The CW’s Smallville. He has also had crucial roles in projects such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Lazer Team. Most recently he portrayed Hank Hall a.k.a Hawk on DC Universe’s Titans.
Amazon Prime won a competitive bidding war for the rights to a Jack Reacher TV series back in January.
“Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books series is a global phenomenon with one of entertainment’s most well-known heroes, and a perfect fit for Amazon Studios’ slate of bold, character-driven series,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios in a statement at the time.. “We look forward to expanding the Jack Reacher universe and bringing more thrilling action to our Amazon Prime Video audience.”
The first season of the series will be written, executive produced, and showrun by Nick Santora and will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor. Reacher’s first adventure is set in Georgia and finds Jack framed for murder and squaring off against the Aryan Brotherhood. The Jack Reacher book series currently contains 24 books with the 25th, The Sentinel, set to arrive this October. The Jack Reacher brand is valued at over $1 billion, with the books being published in 49 languages and selling over 100 million copies.