Conceived by Child, the first season of the new series will be based on the first Jack Reacher novel, "The Killing Floor".
The character was previously portrayed in two movies by Tom Cruise and the writer has always made it clear he wasn't thrilled with the casting because his Reacher was a much bigger guy.
"I really enjoyed working with Cruise," Lee said last year (19). "He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun, but ultimately the readers are right - the size of Reacher is really, really important and it's a big component of who he is."
Child will executive produce the project, alongside Nick Santora, who has adapted his book for the screen.