John Krasinski Springs Into Action as ‘Jack Ryan’ in New Promo for Amazon Series (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - July 5, 2018


John Krasinski made the leap to movie star this past spring, thanks to his smash hit directorial effort A Quiet Place, putting Amazon in a primo position to promote his role as the new Jack Ryan in their upcoming series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Krasinski becomes the fifth actor to step into the shoes of Clancy's most famous creation following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine.

The limited series will see the character portrayed as a young and eager CIA analyst, rather than the seasoned veteran that those first three actors portrayed. Here's the show's logline, courtesy of Coming Soon...

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. The series centers on Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and 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. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.

Amazon also picked a great premiere date of August 31, right around the time there's absolutely nothing decent playing at the movie theater, so this will be a great incentive for people to just stay home. Let's hope they make staying home worth our while.