‘Jack Reacher’ Series in the Works Without Tom Cruise

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Get ready to see Jack Reacher in a much more intimate environment. According to Deadline, there is a TV series in the works starring the action hero.

Jack Reacher began as a book series by Lee Child, and then came the Paramount films starring Tom Cruise. Child is now saying that the series coming and will not star Cruise. In addition, there will be no more films starring Cruise either.

2012’s Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back were produced by Skydance and Cruise Wagner, and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Skydance would return to co-produce the series along with Paramount Television.The two companies recently teamed up for the similar and successful Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series starring John Krasinski.

Child says Reacher will to be played by a new actor rather than Tom Cruise, one who better fits the large, intimidating and burly character he wrote about in the Reacher books. It’s not that Child doesn’t think Cruise is a good actor, he told BBC recently, “Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality.”

He went on to say,