Amazon greenlights Tom Clancy’s ‘Jack Ryan’ series starring John Krasinski


Amazon is bringing Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character to TV, according to a report by Deadline. A series commitment with a 10-episode straight-to-series order has been greenlit with John Krasinski taking the lead role. If you’re not familiar with the popular book series, you’ve probably heard of the character from one of four Jack Ryan movies that have been release, starting with The Hunt For Red October in 1993 and ending recently with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 2014. The show will follow “an up-and-coming CIA analyst 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.”

  1. Christopher Loughrey says:

    This is why I ditched Netflix for Prime! Netflix never make originals anywhere near as good or engrossing as Prime’s.

  2. Josh Etterman says:

    There are actually five Jack Ryan movies – not four. Although, only four films are based on Clancy’s novels. (Shadow Recruit was an entirely new concept, although one can acknowledge some thin references to Cardinal of the Kremlin.)

    To be fair, if the author forgot about Sum of All Fears it is easily forgiven – as an Affleck flick this ranks only slightly better than Reindeer Games.

    Having enjoyed Shadow Recruit, I’m looking forward to the series. The Cold War themes of Ryan’s early adventures are a bit dated in 2016. I’m excited to see what Jack will do in modern times. Although, a Debt of Honor / Executive Orders film or series would be a welcome distraction from Election 2016!

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