John Krasinski-Led JACK RYAN TV Show Ordered To Series At Amazon

John Krasinski-Led JACK RYAN TV Show Ordered To Series At Amazon

After nearly a year of development, Amazon has given their upcoming Jack Ryan series the green light. John Krasinski will star as the titular CIA analyst in the latest adaptation of Tom Clancy's work.

By RohanPatel - Aug 17, 2016 05:08 AM EST
Filed Under: Jack Ryan
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It's been almost exactly a year since Paramount TV & Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes announced their plans to develop a television series based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero Jack Ryan and on Tuesday, Amazon officially greenlit the project for a 10-episode first season. 

John Krasinski (The Office), who was announced as Ryan back in late April, will headline the series and the story will follow Ryan "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." Additionally, instead of adaptating any particular Jack Ryan story, the series will only use the novels as source material and craft an original tale that takes us back to Ryan's roots, further exploring his prime as a CIA analyst/operative. 

Lost alums Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland served as co-developers and will likely stay on-board as showrunners and/or executive producers when the show launches production at some point this fall. Krasinski is the fifth actor to take on the Ryan mantle in the last twenty-six years, following Alec Baldwin (The Hunt For Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games; Clear And Present Danger), Ben Affleck (The Sum Of All Fears), and Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit).

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!



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sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 8/17/2016, 5:03 AM
This sounds like a good role for him.
Luminus
Luminus - 8/17/2016, 5:05 AM
So no sequel? I liked Pine in the role.
dubjon
dubjon - 8/17/2016, 7:26 AM
@Luminus - Baldwin, still the best Jack Ryan

Menks123
Menks123 - 8/17/2016, 7:27 AM
@Luminus - Same, thought it was very underrated and would have liked to see more. But i'm ok with this, they can do a lot over a TV show and Krasinski won me over in 13 Hours, was pretty bad ass.
CinemaJackXCI
CinemaJackXCI - 8/17/2016, 11:58 AM
@dubjon - That's cute.
DrainBamage
DrainBamage - 8/17/2016, 5:20 AM
I've loved the Clancy novels. The problem with converting it to live action media is that they're trying to turn Ryan into a big action character, which he isn't. I'd love to see Krasinski as John Clark. I think he could pull it off. Or maybe Jack Ryan Jr.

I thought Pine should have been Jr in the last film. Then with a Ford or Baldwin cameo as President Ryan Sr.
Spock0Clock
Spock0Clock - 8/17/2016, 5:22 AM
I really wish WB had its shit together so they could get him to play Ted Kord.
SimplyAz
SimplyAz - 8/17/2016, 5:33 AM
I was a bit bored during the Pine movie, from what I read about the books he is more of a cerebral operative rather than a Jason Bourne-esque action hero.
Hopefully this is all covered in the show.

Krasinski needs to play a Superhero, considering he almost played Cap

J619SD
J619SD - 8/17/2016, 6:50 AM
As long as they work John Clark in I am good with this. Can't wait. I am a Huge Clancy fan. Books and Games.
Superman8
Superman8 - 8/17/2016, 6:54 AM
An unoriginal choice but still a good one: Hal Jordan.
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