‘Jack Ryan’ Trailer: John Krasinski is the Tom Clancy Hero in Amazon Series

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Amazon has dropped an action-packed full-length trailer for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the upcoming series starring John Krasinski.

Krasinski takes on the role previously inhabited by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine in this new series heading to Amazon Prime. We meet a rookie Ryan here, thrust into the field from his job as an up-and-coming CIA analyst.

Amazon’s banking on this slick-looking series to push its streaming service, and they’re certainly confident. Season 1 hasn’t even started, but season 2 has already been ordered. The second chapter will find Ryan confronting the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America.

Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break) created the series for television and serve as showrunners, with Krasinski, director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), who also directed the pilot, and Michael Bay among the executive producers.

Here’s hoping for a great action-series and another step in the right direction for Krasinski, who’s been expanding his career nicely since his run as Jim Halpert in The Office. He’s also, by the way, following up his directorial hit A Quiet Place with a sci-fi film set on Mars.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, also starring Abbie Cornish and Wendell Pierce, will be hitting Amazon Prime Video on August 31.

Official rundown for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan:

Amazon will debut Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television, August 31st on Amazon Prime Video. The series is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the unexpected Tom Clancy hero. It centers on Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the titular character 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.

 

The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series stars John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours) as Jack Ryan, as well as Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.

 

It is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), who created the series for television and serve as showrunners, Krasinski, Academy Award nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) who also directed the pilot and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Executive producing the series with Bay at Platinum Dunes are Andrew Form (A Quiet Place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.) Additionally, Daniel Sackheim, (The Americans), Mace Neufeld (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.) and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Beyond) and Marcy Ross (Grace and Frankie, Altered Carbon) also executive produce the series with Lindsey Springer and Allyson Seeger serving as a co-executive producers.

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