Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Amazon Renews 'Jack Ryan' for Season 2

Four months ahead of its series debut, Amazon has renewed its original drama series Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski for a second season.

The 8-episode first season drops on the streaming service on Friday, August 31.

Krasinski stars as Jack Ryan 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 first season also stars Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi and Emmanuelle Lussier Martinez.

Graham Roland developed the series, with Carlton Cuse serving as showrunner. They executive produce with Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufeld and director Mortem Tyldum. Paramount Television, Skydance Television and Platinum Dunes produce.

"With so much early anticipation for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan from our customers and personally having the pleasure to preview the exhilarating, action-packed first season, we are excited to greenlight a second season of the series months ahead of its debut," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world."

"We're thrilled that the first season has generated so much enthusiasm," said Cuse. "We couldn't be happier to be working with Amazon and to be filming very near the Amazon to tell the next great Jack Ryan adventure."

"From day one we only has one actor on our casting board for this series - John Krasinski," said Amy Powell, President, Paramount Television. "We are so excited that he is our Jack Ryan and we get to make another season with this incredibly talented team. We have been blown away by what our whole team has delivered for season one and we can't wait for everyone to see it this summer."