Follow the Money in Amazon’s First ‘Jack Ryan’ TV Series Teaser
We haven’t seen very much from Amazon’s TV take on John Clancy’s Jack Ryan just yet, but all may be revealed at New York Comic-Con. Follow the money in a first teaser for the John Krasinski series, which promises a first full trailer in October.
Amazon debuted a first teaser for its new 2018 update on the iconic literary character, albeit without featuring him, or any other known stars. Instead, the footage traces a $10 bill from a young girl’s possession to funding terrorism, finally promising a full trailer at New York Comic-Con.
Directed by Passengers and Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum and starring Krasinski in the title role, the series features Abbie Cornish as Cathy Mueller, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases (plus Peter Fonda as her father!), along with The Wire vet Wendell Pierce as Ryan’s boss James Greer, a highly successful case officer working in the CIA Directorate of Operations. Spotlighting a contemporary (and perhaps more comedic) take on Ryan in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative, so reads the official synopsis:
The drama follows 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. Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain) and Graham Roland (Almost Human) penned the script and developed the project together.
The drama is a co-production between Paramount Television and Skydance Television. Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form exec produce alongside Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross with Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer also on board.
Over the years, Ryan has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin in 1990's The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in 1992's Patriot Games and 1994's Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in 2002's The Sum of All Fears, and most recently by Star Trek star Chris Pine for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
We’ll see what the first Jack Ryan footage brings, but does our new teaser strike the right tone?