John Krasinski has been tapped to portray the latest incarnation of Jack Ryan, in the newly announced Amazon series of the same name. Deadline reports the Office alum will play the iconic CIA hero from the popular Tom Clancy novels.
“While there is no official green light yet, the casting of Krasinski, who had been highly sought after by TV casting directors, would likely tip the scales and help net a series order. —Deadline”
This contemporary interpretation will be a reinvention of sorts, from the minds of showrunners Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. The duo will also act as executive producers, alongside Lindsey Springer, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Mace Neufeld.
The series will follow up-and-coming CIA analyst Jack Ryan, who is thrust into a dangerous field assignment, eventually uncovering a pattern in terrorist communication that propels him into the center of a treacherous life-and-death gambit.
Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all portrayed the titular action hero in the Jack Ryan movie franchise, starting in 1990 with Baldwin’s The Hunt For Red October to the more recent Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 2013, starring Chris Pine.
Jack Ryan will reportedly be shot in the United States, Europe and Africa. No premiere date has been set.