New “Jack Ryan” Gets First Assignment
A new breed of terrorism, which threatens worldwide destruction, is at the heart of Jack Ryan – a new 10-episode series from Amazon.
The company is moving forward with the show, says The Hollywood Reporter, almost one year after the series started development.
The Office‘s John Krasinski is playing the title character – the famous CIA agent created by novelist Tom Clancy. Ryan has battled villains of all shapes and sizes and saved the world a billion times over in Clancy’s numerous series of novels and subsequent movie adaptations.
Like James Bond, his face has also constantly changed.
Alec Baldwin took on the character, opposite Sean Connery, in 1990’s The Hunt for Red October, while Harrison Ford became Ryan in 1992’s Patriot Games and 1994’s A Clear and Present Danger. Later, The Sum of All Parts starred Ben Affleck as the agent, while Chris Pine assumed the role in 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
The show – a co-production between Skydance Television and Paramount Television – has been developed by Carlton Cuse (The Strain and Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Almost Human).