Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Gets Official Amazon Series Order
Just the other day saw Carlton Cuse’s Jack Ryan updating to reveal that John Krasinski would be allowed to keep things a bit light, but the project’s latest turn is no laughing matter. Amazon Tom Clancy drama Jack Ryan has an official series order, bringing the departed Office star back to the small screen to report for duty.
The streaming service announced an official 10-episode greenlight for the reboot of Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero, aiming to spotlight a contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative. So reads the official synopsis:
The drama follows 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. Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain) and Graham Roland (Almost Human) penned the script and developed the project together.
The drama is a co-production between Paramount Television and Skydance Television. Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form exec produce alongside Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross with Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer also on board.
Over the years, Ryan has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin in 1990's The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in 1992's Patriot Games and 1994's Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in 2002's The Sum of All Fears, and most recently by Star Trek star Chris Pine for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
It could be some time yet before production starts, but what make we of a new Jack Ryan with such a mugging charmer in the lead?