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John Krasinski will star as Jack Ryan in Amazon's new TV series

04.29.2016

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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. Unfortunately the latest Jack Ryan film squandered its great cast in a sub-par story and it seemed as though the franchise was done, but Jack Ryan will live on, just on a smaller screen. Amazon picked up a Jack Ryan TV series from Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, and Paramount TV last fall and now Deadline has the scoop on who our latest Jack Ryan will be.

The outlet reports that John Krasinski has just closed a deal to play the lead character in Jack Ryan, which won't be a direct adaptation of the Tom Clancy books, but rather "a new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material." There's no official green-light as of yet, but with the casting of Krasinski, I'd imagine we'll be getting a confirmation on that before too long. John Krasinski has come a long way since his days as Jim Halpert on The Office, and while I wouldn't have suspected that he'd be up for this role, I can definitely see it working.

Sound off below, is John Krasinski a good fit for Jack Ryan?

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3:15PM on 05/02/2016

Jim for Jack

I think he's only begun to show what he can do. I'm on board!
I think he's only begun to show what he can do. I'm on board!
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7:37AM on 05/02/2016

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10:52AM on 05/01/2016
I really hope John Clark appears in the series in some capacity. He's a certified badass in the Jack Ryan stories.
I really hope John Clark appears in the series in some capacity. He's a certified badass in the Jack Ryan stories.
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10:02AM on 05/01/2016

Here we go again

how many times are they going to reboot this? maybe on tv it ll find a worthwhile home but its been a while since anybody has cared about the Tom Clancy (outside of video games) brand. we ll see, i liked Kranskis take on action hero recently but this character is a little played out.
how many times are they going to reboot this? maybe on tv it ll find a worthwhile home but its been a while since anybody has cared about the Tom Clancy (outside of video games) brand. we ll see, i liked Kranskis take on action hero recently but this character is a little played out.
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5:27PM on 04/30/2016
Good for John Krasinski. I think he'll do great in this role. . Looking forward to a Jack Ryan series!
Good for John Krasinski. I think he'll do great in this role. . Looking forward to a Jack Ryan series!
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11:50PM on 04/29/2016
Eh. Really not exciting news all around. I don't care about a Bourne-lite TV show, but it also feels like a waste of JK. I've said this before, but I rooted for him for Cap when he was one of the finalists. I can't complain Bc Evans has done great, tho it'd be cool to see another universe where he was Cap, but I feel like he could be put to better use like playing Green Lantern or some of the roles Joel Edgarton, Adam Driver, or the SNL guy who's in this Mother's Day movie, Race, and
Eh. Really not exciting news all around. I don't care about a Bourne-lite TV show, but it also feels like a waste of JK. I've said this before, but I rooted for him for Cap when he was one of the finalists. I can't complain Bc Evans has done great, tho it'd be cool to see another universe where he was Cap, but I feel like he could be put to better use like playing Green Lantern or some of the roles Joel Edgarton, Adam Driver, or the SNL guy who's in this Mother's Day movie, Race, and sleeping with other people.
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11:53PM on 04/29/2016
In response to some of the other comments, I don't feel like this is as big an opportunity as he could get
In response to some of the other comments, I don't feel like this is as big an opportunity as he could get
9:37PM on 04/29/2016
You know, this would be interesting if they brought Alec Baldwin back in the role as a more seasoned Jack Ryan. He's done TV, and recently played a similar role in Mission: Impossible 5. The Hunt for Red October was my favorite Jack Ryan film, and always thought it was a shame Baldwin didn't get to do the role 1 more time. We've already had the past 2 films be about the younger/inexperienced Jack Ryan, so I'm not sure doing the same thing on a tv show will be much better. But Krasinski is good
You know, this would be interesting if they brought Alec Baldwin back in the role as a more seasoned Jack Ryan. He's done TV, and recently played a similar role in Mission: Impossible 5. The Hunt for Red October was my favorite Jack Ryan film, and always thought it was a shame Baldwin didn't get to do the role 1 more time. We've already had the past 2 films be about the younger/inexperienced Jack Ryan, so I'm not sure doing the same thing on a tv show will be much better. But Krasinski is good so I will hope for the best.
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9:05PM on 04/29/2016
Glad to see Krasinski getting bigger roles of recent like this, and 13 Hours. The guy is talented and charismatic as hell, so it's a little surprising why it's taken this long for him to finally hey noticed the way he has been.

I'm still disappointed that the last Jack Ryan didn't do better considering I thought Pine made for a fantastic young Jack Ryan. Would have liked to have seen at least one sequel with him back playing the titular role.
Glad to see Krasinski getting bigger roles of recent like this, and 13 Hours. The guy is talented and charismatic as hell, so it's a little surprising why it's taken this long for him to finally hey noticed the way he has been.

I'm still disappointed that the last Jack Ryan didn't do better considering I thought Pine made for a fantastic young Jack Ryan. Would have liked to have seen at least one sequel with him back playing the titular role.
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8:01PM on 04/29/2016
Well this is something I never would have pegged in a million years. I didn't even know Amazon was planning a Jack Ryan series.But like it. I've been slightly underwhelmed by Krasinski in his heavier dramatic roles, but the guy's got charisma galore and was pretty convincing in 13 hours. I'm happy to see him land a high profile gig like this.
Well this is something I never would have pegged in a million years. I didn't even know Amazon was planning a Jack Ryan series.But like it. I've been slightly underwhelmed by Krasinski in his heavier dramatic roles, but the guy's got charisma galore and was pretty convincing in 13 hours. I'm happy to see him land a high profile gig like this.
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7:43PM on 04/29/2016
I'm totally for this idea. I think at this point Jack Ryan would make a great tv show if done right. Seeing how the last entry wasn't too good I"m sure Krasinski can easily knock it out of the park.
I'm totally for this idea. I think at this point Jack Ryan would make a great tv show if done right. Seeing how the last entry wasn't too good I"m sure Krasinski can easily knock it out of the park.
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