“Did we do it as a period piece set in the 1990s? Or did we update it naturally, organically, into the modern day?”
Most of Reacher’s first case has remained intact, including his team-up with local cops Oscar Finley (played by Malcolm Goodwin) and Roscoe Conklin (Willa Fitzgerald).
However, there were a number of twists on the novel towards the end of the season, including Reacher being taunted by a live stream of a kidnapped Roscoe, which wouldn’t have been possible in the ‘90s.
Although Reacher’s timeline will be out of sync with the novels going forward, Lee didn’t feel anything major would be lost by setting the series in the present day.