Jack Reacher TV series in the works at Amazon.. but Tom Cruise NOT returning to ...

After two moderately successful movie adaptations starring Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher is now heading to the small screen - without the action veteran.

Amazon Studios is developing a new Jack Reacher TV series, with Scorpion creator Nick Santora adapting the Lee Child novels, according to The Reporter. 

Cruise will not be involved in the project, which Amazon gave a script-to-series deal to, after winning the rights to the project in a competitive bidding situation.

No Cruise: After two moderately successful movie adaptations starring Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher is now heading to the small screen, without Cruise

No Cruise: After two moderately successful movie adaptations starring Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher is now heading to the small screen, without Cruise

The novel series, which spans 23 books written by Lee Child, follows the title character, a decorated military veteran who lives a nomadic life while working as a freelance private investigator.

The books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 49 languages.

The show will be produced by Amazon, along with Skydance Productions and Paramount Television, the same companies behind Amazon's Jack Ryan.

Reaching: Amazon Studios is developing a new Jack Reacher TV series with Scorpion creator Nick Santora

Reaching: Amazon Studios is developing a new Jack Reacher TV series with Scorpion creator Nick Santora

Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed the 2012 movie adaptation Jack Reacher, and produced the 2016 sequel Jack Reacher: Never Look Back, is producing the series.

Santora will serve as the showrunner, while also executive producing with author Child and Don Granger, plus Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.

This new series will be the latest of many book adaptations set up by Amazon, including Jack Ryan, Bosch, based on Michael Connelly's books, plus an upcoming series based on J.R.R.

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