Wendell Pierce, Dina Shihabi, and Ali Suliman Join Cast of Amazon's 'Jack Ryan' Series

Posted Mon Jan 2, 2017 at 07:30 AM PST by
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Three more cast members have been announced for the upcoming Tom Clancy streaming series.  

According to a report from Deadline, Amazon has added Wendell Pierce, Dina Shihabi, and Ali Suliman to the cast of 'Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.' The upcoming streaming series comes from Paramount and Skydance Television, and is set to star John Krasinski ('13 Hours,' 'The Office') as the title character and Abbie Cornish as Dr. Cathy Mueller, Jack's love interest.

'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.

Wendell Pierce ('The Wire,' 'Treme') will play James Greer, Jack Ryan's new boss. Meanwhile, Ali Suliman ('Lone Survivor,' 'Homeland') will star as Suleiman, who is described as a charismatic Islamic activist whose life has taken a wrong turn. Finally, Dina Shihabi ('Amira & Sam') is on board to portray Hani, Suleiman's wife and an independent Muslim who is dedicated to protecting her children.

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 $9 per month.

Source: Deadline

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