Updated: Carlton Cuse's Jack Ryan TV series has found a home at Amazon
UPDATE: Well that didn't take very long, it has now been reported that the Jack Ryan TV series has found a home at Amazon as the streaming service has given it a series order. Will you be watching?
Over the course of five films and four actors, the Jack Ryan franchise based upon Tom Clancy's books has slowly sputtered out. The latest film, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, managed to squander its great cast in a story that felt small and forgettable; but don't count Jack Ryan out just yet, Deadline reports that he may be making the leap to television as Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, and Paramount TV have had multiple networks bidding on their new take on the character.
According to Deadline the potential television show will not be a direct adaptation of the books, but will instead be "a new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material." The character of Jack Ryan has appeared in five films so far; THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER with Alec Baldwin, PATRIOT GAMES and CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER with Harrison Ford, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS with Ben Affleck, and finally JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT which had Chris Pine taking on the role. As audiences are already accustomed to a revolving door of Jack Ryan's, the series should manage to overcome the hurdle that other film-to-television adaptations have been faced with, that of audiences strongly identifying the character with the actor portraying him or her on film.
There's no word on which network may end up with the new series, but Deadline has said that there is a lot of interest in the project. Let us know if you'd be interested in a Jack Ryan series, who you see playing the character, and which of the feature films was your favourite in the comments!
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