The upcoming “Jack Ryan” series at Amazon has been renewed for an eight-episode second season before the series premiere
The action series, about a CIA agent played by John Krasinski, is based on the popular series of spy books.
John Krasinski stars as the title character and in series two he will confront the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America.
The second series will start production this summer in Europe, South America and the US, and Krasinski, who also serves as an executive producer, will be reunited with The Wire star Wendell Pierce, who will reprise his role as James Greer in the eight-episode second series.
Amazon unveiled Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan with a trailer that aired during the Super Bowl. The high-profile spot led to more than 400% increase in Prime members placing the show on their watchlist, according to Amazon.
“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.”
Added Cuse, “We’re thrilled that the first season has generated so much enthusiasm. 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.”