download (3)Amazon aired the much awaited Tom Clancy’s JACK RYAN, co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television on 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.

images (1)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.

The series is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) who also directed the pilot and  Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.

 

Four actors have already portrayed the super spy on the big screen to varying results: Alec Baldwin (The Hunt For Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot GamesClear and Present Danger), Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears) and Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit).