Written by Alisha Weinberger
Amazon’s Jack Ryan Series Greenlit, John Krasinski to Star
We’re not in Scranton anymore…
From paper sales to cracking down on terrorism, John Krasinski has landed the star role in the recently greenlit Jack Ryan series for Amazon. Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA operative has seen several modern adaptations and many portrayals such as: Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and most recently, Chris Pine. This newest series from Paramount TV and Skydance Television will seemingly focus on Ryan’s earlier years in his CIA career. As Variety describes:
“The hourlong action drama will follow the title character (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst, who is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. 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.”
Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer are also exec producing. Jack Ryan will shoot in the U.S., Europe and Africa. No premiere date has been set.