Season one of Amazon’s original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan hasn’t premiered yet, however Amazon is so certain of the show’s success that they’ve ordered a second season. The action series is based on Tom Clancy’s popular Jack Ryan book series and stars John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, The Office) as Jack Ryan. The character was previously played by Harrison Ford (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears), and Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit).
Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break) created the much-anticipated series and serve as showrunners for seasons one and two. Cuse, Roland, Krasinski, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufeld, Vince Calandra, Andrew Bernstein, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross are the executive producers. Jack Ryan‘s a Paramount Television, Skydance Television, Genre Arts, and Platinum Dunes production.
In addition to Krasinski, the season one cast includes Wendell Pierce (Ray Donovan) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller. Pierce is confirmed to return for the second season along with Krasinski.
Season one is set to premiere on August 31, 2018 and will be available via PrimeVideo.com. A premiere date hasn’t been announced for the eight episode second season.
“With so much early anticipation for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan from our customers and personally having the pleasure to preview the exhilarating, action-packed first season, we are excited to greenlight a second season of the series months ahead of its debut,” stated Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world.”
“We’re thrilled that the first season has generated so much enthusiasm,” added Cuse. “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Amazon and to be filming very near the Amazon to tell the next great Jack Ryan adventure.”
“From day one we only had one actor on our casting board for this series – John Krasinski,” said Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television. “We are so excited that he is our Jack Ryan and we get to make another season with this incredibly talented team. We have been blown away by what our whole team has delivered for season one and we can’t wait for everyone to see it this summer.”
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Plot: With an original storyline while still maintaining the fan-favorite characters, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an action-packed CIA thriller that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats through every twist and turn. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski.
The series 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.
In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The second season commences production this summer in Europe, South America and the United States.