On August 31, Tom Clancy’s legendary character Jack Ryan will make an epic return, on television for the first time, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. This action-packed thrill-ride – told in eight, one-hour episodes – will resurrect the historic, fan-favorite CIA-analyst turned super spy.
How did the character get here today and what can you expect from this re-imagination? Here’s what you need to know about this iconic American hero from past to present:
– From the silver screen to the television screen: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be the first iteration of the character’s story made for long-form television, told in eight, one-hour episodes – featuring an entirely new storyline. Ryan’s character has only appeared in films in previous iterations.
– A prequel to the action… with just as much action: This time around, viewers will be treated to the origin story of Jack Ryan. The action begins just four years into his position as analyst at the CIA.
– Jack Ryan’s latest mission: Fans of Jack Ryan have followed him around the world to cities like London, Colombia and Russia. This series brings Jack Ryan to Yemen in the midst of violence that threatens destruction on a global scale.
– It’s John Krasinski’s turn: The character of Jack Ryan has been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. Now John Krasinski steps into the title role, bringing to it a modern sensibility of the unexpected, everyday hero.
– A few familiar faces: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan features three characters that can be found in the novels and films as well: Jack Ryan, James Greer and Cathy Mueller. All the other characters in the new series are original creations.
– The real deal: The Jack Ryan story has always been grounded in the real world – think less James Bond, more realistic C.I.A. This series continues to paint a realistic picture of the men and women who protect the nation from terror and violence, packing the show with little-known details about the tools and techniques employed by contemporary intelligence officers and experts.
– New dimensions of sound: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be delivered to viewers in Dolby Atmos, a more immersive and dynamic audio experience – putting viewers in the center of the action. Combined with Dolby Vision HDR, viewers will see and hear Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan content like never before.
See below for more details on the series and check out the official trailer for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan here.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to check out a screener ahead of the premiere. Hi-res images can be downloaded here and a press kit is available upon request.