Amazon Greenlights ‘Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan’ Series

Amazon has greenlit a new series based on author Tom Clancy’s popular CIA character Jack Ryan.

The 10-episode series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, will star John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office) as Ryan, who 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, according to Amazon.

Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Almost Human) will serve as executive producers on the series, developed by Paramount and Skydance Television.

The Jack Ryan character has been portrayed onscreen in several Hollywood projects by such actors as Alex Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.

“We’re excited to add the Jack Ryan global franchise to our robust originals pipeline,” said Roy Price, Head of Amazon Studios in a statement. “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.”

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