5 filming locations of Reacher season 1

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Follow Jack Reacher in the small town of Margrave as he visits five locations from Amazon Studios' first season.

Follow in the footsteps of Jack Reacher during his eventful stay in Margrave.

A former member of the military police, Jack Reacher travels throughout the United States. He decides to make a stop in the small town of Margrave where a not very warm welcome awaits him.

Kane County Jail

Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) arrives in Margrave, a small town in the state of Georgia when a murder has just been committed. Immediately suspected, he was arrested and booked into the Kane County jail. Quickly, men try to assassinate him. The film crew moved into the Kingston Penitentiary, a former prison now transformed into a museum. Alan Ritchson is the second actor to play Jack Reacher on screen after Tom Cruise. His version is finally in line with the character as the writer Lee Child imagined him. A tall, muscular man, capable of taking on an army on his own.

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Finally released from prison, cleared of the murder of this man found in a field, Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) offers himself a few hours of well-deserved rest in a motel near Margrave. Unfortunately for him, a welcoming committee is waiting for him. Mainly shot in a closed environment, in a huge open-air studio located in the vicinity of Toronto, the Reacher show nevertheless used real locations during season 1. Places like the Stratford Suburban Motel. Margrave, a fictional town invented by writer Lee Child, consisting on screen of a collection of fabricated locations and places in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Downtown Margrave

The town of Margrave, Georgia, was created in the imagination of writer Lee Child and was recreated for the Reacher series, which was adapted from the novels of the same name. A city consisting of a harmonious collage of real places and others built in studio. Margrave’s downtown taking place in Port-Perry. The production was largely centered around 217 Queen Street, the nerve center of an ambitious reconstruction and the scene of some of the show’s defining scenes. The Piano Inn and Café in particular, a lovely establishment, has been transformed into JJ’s Ale House. Fun fact: one of Google’s street mapping cars drove by during the filming, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the thunderous series that is Reacher.

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Salvation Army Store

Having landed in Margrave with no baggage, Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) goes to a Salvation Army store with Roscoe Conklin (Willa Fitzgerald). The opportunity for the former military to confide a little about his family and his aspirations. The entire production of Reacher took place in the Toronto area. No scenes were shot in the United States, let alone in the state of Georgia, where the plot is supposed to take place. The fictional town of Margrave, invented by Lee Child in his novels, was constructed on screen through a collage of several locations. Some real and others entirely made in studio. If the barber store doesn’t exist, the Salvation Army shop, where Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) goes to change his clothes, is a real store.

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Kliner Industries Headquarters

The small town of Margrave, Georgia, is run by Kliner Sr. the head of Kliner Industries, a powerful company at the center of a counterfeit money racket. The headquarters of Kliner Industries is actually located near Uxbridge, Ontario. To transform ATL’s offices into Kliner Industries’ headquarters, the decorators only had to make minor changes. The portal, for example, through which the characters pass when it comes to confusing Kliner Sr. (Currie Graham), was replaced by a version with two letters K engraved in it. The building itself has remained the same, totally corresponding to the image that the producers wanted to send.

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By Gilles Rolland

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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