Amazon Studios made a number of announcements this afternoon during its San Diego Comic-Con panel, as well as debuted exclusive clips and trailers for several highly anticipated series. Including one series in particular they are pushing hard at Comic-Con – ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ series.
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 asWendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer andAbbie 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 andMichael Bay’sPlatinum Dunes.
The series has already been greenlit for a second season and with the new season comes a bit of casting news that was announced during the panel. Noomi Rapace will play Harriet “Harry” Baumann, a highly capable, sharply intelligent and intoxicatingly charming BND agent (Germany’s Secret Intelligence)who crosses paths with Jack Ryan in South America (Series Regular).
Fans were also treated to a special screening of the first episode. Check out the trailer for the series below.