The role of Jack Ryan has been played by several different men on the big screen, but Amazon will be bringing the character to its streaming service with JACK RYAN, a new 8-episode thriller show starring John Krasinski.
In the trailer below, we can see that the show will serve as a bit of an origin story for Jack, who goes from his cushy CIA job into the field. And soon after he’ll be fighting armed attackers, trying to stop international threats and promising to protect civilians. The series also stars Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce and Ali Suliman.
JACK RYAN was already renewed for a second season, even before the show premiered, which shows that Amazon is heavily invested in the series. While season 1 will focus on Jack’s introduction to field world, the second season will see Jack dealing with a dangerous and declining democratic regime in South America.
Carlton Cude and Graham Roland serve as showrunners for the series. JACK RYAN premieres on Amazon Prime on August 31.