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New Ontario Backlot Rises From Amazon’s ‘Reacher’ Set

Ontario has long been Hollywood’s go-to for Anytown, USA, for film and TV production. But fans of Amazon’s Reacher might be surprised to learn the crime thriller’s first season, which is set in a fictional rural Georgia town called Margrave, was mostly shot in an undeveloped corn field in Pickering, Ontario. “Our original plan in […]

‘Reacher’ Star Alan Ritchson Inks Three-Movie Deal With Amazon

Alan Ritchson — the star of Amazon series Reacher — has inked a deal with the tech giant that will see him star in three films from the studio. Amazon renewed the series for a second season three days after its Feb. 4 release. The company says it ranks among Prime Video’s top five most […]

‘Inventing Anna’ Makes Strong Debut in Streaming Rankings

Shonda Rhimes’ Inventing Anna had a big first weekend, racking up more than a billion minutes of viewing time after its premiere on Netflix. The limited series had had 1.22 billion minutes of viewing for Feb. 7-13, finishing in a virtual tie with Ozark for third place among original series in Nielsen’s streaming rankings (Anna […]

‘Reacher’ Makes Sizable Debut in Streaming Rankings

Like its title character when he walks into a room, Reacher made its presence known immediately to streaming users. The series on Amazon’s Prime Video had a big opening week: Nielsen’s streaming top 10s for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 show Reacher racking up 1.84 billion minutes of viewing time for its eight episodes. […]

‘Reacher’ Scores Quick Season 2 Renewal at Amazon

Jack Reacher is staying on the case at Amazon’s Prime Video. The streamer has given a speedy renewal to Reacher — picking up the show for a second season just a few days after its Feb. 4 premiere. Prime Video says the series, based on Lee Child’s best-selling series of novels and starring Alan Ritchson, […]

Events of the Week: ‘Jackass Forever,’ ‘Moonfall’ and More

As Hollywood events slowly return to New York and Los Angeles amid the recent surge of Covid-19 cases, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Jackass Forever, Moonfall and Reacher. Moonfall world premiere Roland Emmerich’s end-of-the-world flick premiered at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, marking the first […]

Amazon’s ‘Reacher’: TV Review

Alan Ritchson steps into Tom Cruise's uncomfortably small shoes as Lee Child's brilliant and brutal traveling ronin Jack Reacher in this new eight-episode adaptation.