It’s been two years since Amazon gave the green light to a new series based on the character Jack Ryan created by Tom Clancy. Finally, the first season composed of 8 episodes will premiere on Prime Video this coming Friday, Aug. 31.
The series presents a younger Jack Ryan. John Krasinski, former goofball at The Office and now action film star, producer and director, plays the role of the CIA analyst who gets thrown on a dangerous assignment involving a global terrorist plot.
Jack Ryan has been portrayed in several films including The Hunt for Red October (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and the latest in the franchise Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).
Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Wendell Pierce (The Wire), and Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) also star in the series.
“Our customers will enjoy a compelling adaptation of the action-packed spy thriller book series, further raising the bar for the quality level of storytelling that has made Prime Video a leading destination for content,” said Roy Price, Head of Amazon Studios.
Even before premiering, the Prime Original series co-produced by Paramount and Skydance Television, has already been renewed for a second, 8-episode season arriving next year.
Check out this “making of” Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan video below posted by Amazon a couple days ago.