Prime Video’s new take on the iconic character of Jack Reacher created by Lee Child, recently dropped on the streaming service as an eight-episode series and it has fans raving about the new source material accurate Reacher. The series has been a definite hit with the critics and audience alike and it is sure to be renewed for a second season, as there is so much more story to tell, but if renewed the second season won’t come out for at least a year and until we have created a list of the 10 best shows that are similar to Reacher in one aspect or another. So, take a look and decide yourself on which series are you willing to invest your time in. The shows on this list are not ranked.
Synopsis: Based on Elmore Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole,” Justified was developed by Graham Yost and stars Timothy Olyphant as Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, a lawman who finds himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky. In Justified’s final season, the long brimming conflict between Raylan and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) will finally come to a head. The series co-stars Walton Goggins as ‘Boyd Crowder;’ Nick Searcy as ‘Chief Deputy Art Mullen;’ Jacob Pitts as ‘Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson;’ Erica Tazel as ‘Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks;’ Joelle Carter as ‘Ava Crowder;’ and Jere Burns as ‘Wynn Duffy.’ Yost wrote the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Writer on the series. Executive Producers on the series include Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Michael Dinner, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Don Kurt, Taylor Elmore, Timothy Olyphant, and the late Elmore Leonard. Justified is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Synopsis: When a tragedy puts an the end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in NYC and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn’t in saving the world, it’s saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids.
Synopsis: Rose McGiver (Masters of Sex) stars in iZombie as a young medical resident turned zombie who works in the coroner’s office to access the brains she must reluctantly eat—but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. How many people can say that satisfying their munchies helps solve murders? Meet Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McGiver, Masters of Sex), a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life… until she’s turned into a zombie. Stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers to Seattle’s morgue to access the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity—human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet: flashes of the corpse’s memories—including clues as to how they were killed. Liv works with an eccentric Medical Examiner and a rookie detective to help solve the murders… it’s the least a good citizen zombie can do!
Synopsis: Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Synopsis: After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, LUKE CAGE becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Synopsis: The series follows the courageous journey of Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the President.
Synopsis: Sullivan Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a mysterious woman (Jaime Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos … including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI — among them, wartime vet Edgar Reed, the secretive Tasha Zapata and Assistant Director Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) — begin to investigate Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations — and the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. With every passing day, Jane unveils a new skill or a hidden talent without understanding its origin, while Weller is drawn deeper into his troubled, complicated relationship with this enigmatic woman. They both strive to make a connection, unaware of the dangerous blindspot that threatens them.
Synopsis: Raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, 15-year-old Hanna (Esmé Creed-Miles) has spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) and her team of agents. Hanna has no choice but to embark on a perilous journey alone across Europe as she seeks to reunite with her father and evade – and ultimately take down – the dangerous agents who target them. Hanna’s isolated upbringing leads her to face particularly daunting physical and emotional challenges along the way, as she navigates an ever-deepening conspiracy – one that could be the undoing of both her and her father. Based on Joe Wright’s acclaimed 2011 film, Hanna’s eight-episode first season was written by David Farr (The Night Manager), who co-wrote the original feature. It was produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, Working Title Television and Amazon Studios. Director Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104) helmed episodes one and two of the series, which filmed entirely on-location in Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Morocco, Spain and the U.K.
Synopsis: Frank Castle, also known as “The Punisher”, believes he has exacted revenge on the criminals responsible for the tragic murder of his family. However, he soon uncovers a larger, deeper conspiracy behind the events that occurred, involving his time serving in the Marine Corps. Alongside run-ins with law enforcement, his ex-best friend Billy Russo, and former NSA analyst Micro, Frank seeks to uncover the truth once and for all.
Synopsis: The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.
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