Amazon Prime is so impressed with John Krasinski’s reboot of the Jack Ryan franchise that it’s ordering more episodes a full four months before the show has even debuted.
The first season of Jack Ryan, which is based on Tom Clancy’s books, isn’t set to arrive on the streaming service until August, but Amazon announced on Tuesday (April 24) that it had already commissioned season two. An action-packed trailer for season one aired during the Super Bowl in January.
Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke said in a statement: “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.
“The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world.”
A Quiet Place star Krasinski follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford in taking on the role of super spy Jack Ryan, who is now trying to unravel connections between shadowy financial institutions and Middle East terror groups.
The Jack Ryan series has been developed for Amazon Studios by Lost and Bates Motel’s Carlton Cuse along with Prison Break‘s Graham Roland.
“We’re thrilled that the first season has generated so much enthusiasm,” Cuse said today. “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.”
Jack Ryan‘s first season premieres on Amazon Prime Video on August 31, featuring Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Wendell Pierce (The Wire) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider) in supporting roles.
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