Amazon Preps 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' Starring John Krasinski
Posted Tue Aug 16, 2016 at 10:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The Tom Clancy hero will return in a new streaming series for Amazon.
Amazon has greenlit its latest original series for Prime Video. 'Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan' comes from Paramount and Skydance Television, and is set to star John Krasinski ('13 Hours,' 'The Office') as the title character.
'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. Set to executive produce are Carlton Cuse ('Lost,' 'Bates Motel') and Graham Roland ('Almost Human'), who wrote the pilot based on a story he and Cuse developed. The series follows Ryan (Krasinski) 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. Jack Ryan is set to be co-produced with Paramount and Skydance Television, executive produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form ('Transformers,' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), as well as Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross, along with Mace Neufeld ('Patriot Games,' 'Clear and Present Danger,' 'The Sum of All Fears' and 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit') and Lindsey Springer.
"We're excited to add the Jack Ryan global franchise to our robust originals pipeline," said Roy Price, Head of Amazon Studios. "Our customers will enjoy a compelling adaptation of the action-packed spy thriller book series, further raising the bar for the quality level of storytelling that has made Prime Video a leading destination for content."
An exact release date has not been announced yet, but the series will consist of 10, one hour episodes with shooting locations anticipated for US, Europe, and Africa. A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $8 per month.
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