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Amazon’s Jack Ryan Series Greenlit, John Krasinski to Star

We’re not in Scranton anymore…

From paper sales to cracking down on terrorism, John Krasinski has landed the star role in the recently greenlit Jack Ryan series for Amazon. Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA operative has seen several modern adaptations and many portrayals such as: Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and most recently, Chris Pine. This newest series from Paramount TV and Skydance Television will seemingly focus on Ryan’s earlier years in his CIA career. As Variety describes:

“The hourlong action drama will follow the title character (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst, who is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. 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.”

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer are also exec producing. Jack Ryan will shoot in the U.S., Europe and Africa. No premiere date has been set.

Alisha Weinberger is a comic book, video game, and animation enthusiast and critic. Along with comic reviews, she also maintains The Pop Break twitter feed. Alisha thoroughly enjoys the warm embrace of coffee, says "dawg" and "dope" ad nauseam, and shares a reluctant resemblance to Tina Belcher.

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  1. I just hope makers do understand the real spy world, like what is really a CIA Analyst, CIA Operation Officer and CIA Operation Officer In Special Activities Division(which John Clark is in the CIA and later on became good friends with Ryan) and the difference. I really really will hate it if they do make like a Super Spy type(like James Bond, Mission Impossible and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) or a mix of the Super Spy and close to thereal spy world formula(like Salt and the Jason Bourne movies). Tom Clancy was NEVER into either one of those formulas at all. He was only into the close to the real spy world like John Le Carre have always been.

    Anyway real good close to the real spy world type spy movies or TV series are mostly drama and suspense. So when it has to be boring it has really has to be that way like the movie The Russia House, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, The BBC miniseries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Day Of The Jackal.

    Also Jack Ryan is the fictional version of Robert M. Gates. Both of them did not want to be a CIA Operation Officer in their CIA career. For Ryan it all explained at towards the end of Red Rabbit and for Gates it in his book From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War. And their college major and degrees are similar to each other’s. That are right for becoming a CIA Analyst.

    Hopfull it will also come on DVD and or Blu-ray for people to buy in stores in do time. Not just watch it on Amazon. I don’t watch streaming and that interested it. Only when I don’t think a movie is worth owning on DVD or Blu-ray, but still want to check it out

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