Amazon commissions new Jack Ryan series

Tom Clancy’s famous action hero, Jack Ryan, is making his way to TV. Amazon has commissioned a new 10-part series that will explore the early days of the character’s work as a CIA analyst. We don’t know the story, but we predict there will be explosions.

Jack Ryan's screen history is predominantly in cinema, with the government analyst being played by who's who of Hollywood talent, including Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford and, most recently, Chris Pine.

For our money, Harrison Ford was the best, but he could be theoretically be usurped by the latest actor to take the role: John Krasinski. You may remember him as Jim Halpert from the US version of the office, but he's buffed up for action roles since then, most recently appearing in the movie 13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

The new show is being made by Paramount and Skydance Television, and will be produced by Lost's Carton Cuse and Almost Human's Graham Roland. And in news that will excite some and alarm others, director Michael Bay is also named as an executive producer.

There's no word yet on when it will be available to stream, but you will need to be signed up with Amazon Prime Instant to watch it.

The boss of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, said: "We're excited to add the Jack Ryan global franchise to our robust originals pipeline.

"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."

Source: The Guardian

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