‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Has a Premiere Date and Super Bowl Ad

Amazon Prime Video will be making their Super Bowl ad debut with a new trailer for the action series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. The ad is scheduled to air immediately following the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake. The 60-second video is backed by Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” performed by Devlin featuring Ed Sheeran. The voices of U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Ronald Reagan can be heard as Jack Ryan handles one dangerous situation after another.

The series is based on Tom Clancy’s bestselling books and will premiere on the streaming service on August 31, 2018. Season one consists of eight one-hour episodes.

“Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy’s novels, we knew Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan would be a natural fit for Prime Video’s first Super Bowl ad,” said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios. “The global nature of the audience provides us with a unique opportunity to give viewers a look at this thrilling new series coming to Prime.”

The Office‘s John Krasinski stars as Jack Ryan, Wendell Pierce (Ray Donovan) as James Greer, and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), John Krasinski, Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Michael Bay, Graham Roland (Almost Human), Andrew Form (Transformers), Brad Fuller, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Marcy Ross (Grace and Frankie), and Mace Neufeld (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger). Cuse also serves as the series’ showrunner, Tyldum directed the pilot, and Roland wrote the pilot from a story he developed with Cuse.

The 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.