John Krasinski Becomes Unlikely Hero

US Office star John Krasinski becomes fifth actor to play author’s most famous character in upcoming Amazon series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Krasinski will be the fifth actor to play author Tom Clancy’s most famous character, following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine, all of whom appear in the long-running film series. While the five films (Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Sum of All Fears, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) adapted the novels, the new series is an original story featuring Ryan.

Here’s the trailer:

The series centres on Jack Ryan, a 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 centre of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Here’s the poster:

Official movie poster.

The eight-episode, one-hour drama stars Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours) as Jack Ryan, Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.

It is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break). Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on August 31st.