An early look at Jack Ryan
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan has taken the trip from the page to the big screen, and is now set to step to the small screen. A small streaming screen, as Amazon’s series is set to arrive.
The series looks at Ryan’s early days, as he first get’s pulled out of the office, and into the field. This is no secret agent at the top of his game, this is a guy that’s in over his head, and is seemingly dealing very well with it. John Krasinski seems to be the perfect actor to fill this role.
The actor who was everyone’s favorite pal in the Office, yes, even Dwight’s, who took on a surprisingly different role in 13 Hours, and then made a brilliant movie with his wife in A Quiet Place, returns to series television. But this is no regular series. The trailer looks as good as any big budget movie. Amazon seems very happy with the product, as they’ve already ordered a second season before the first has even premiered.
The series arrives on Amazon Prime August 31st.
The official synopsis follows after the trailer.
Amazon will debut Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television, August 31st on Amazon Prime Video. The series is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the unexpected Tom Clancy hero. It centers on Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series stars John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours) as Jack Ryan, as well as Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller. It is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), who created the series for television and serve as showrunners, Krasinski, Academy Award nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) who also directed the pilot and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Executive producing the series with Bay at Platinum Dunes are Andrew Form (A Quiet Place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.) Additionally, Daniel Sackheim, (The Americans), Mace Neufeld (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.) and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Beyond) and Marcy Ross (Grace and Frankie, Altered Carbon) also executive produce the series with Lindsey Springer and Allyson Seeger serving as a co-executive producers.