Amazon must be quite confident in their upcoming series adaptation of Jack Ryan. That, or they’re really riding the John Krasinski wave right now. Amazon Studios has announced that Season 2 of the show has already been confirmed.
The upcoming series, officially titled Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, isn’t poised to debut on the streaming platform until August 31st. The outlet is hoping to take advantage of those capable of bingeing the show during Labor Day weekend.
The show will consist of eight episodes in its initial run. And Amazon Studios’ head, Jennifer Salke, sounds as though she couldn’t be more excited to offer more:
“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.”
The show comes to us from Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Rolan (Almost Human). It’s being co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television.
Amazon states that following the show’s trailer which aired during the Super Bowl, Amazon Prime received a 400 percent increase in members. In addition to Krasinski’s Ryan, the show will also feature Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Wendell Pierce (The Wire).
While it’s nice that Amazon is confident in their upcoming series, you can’t help but think that the studio is also backing Krasinski during his current Hollywood hot streak. The actor/director’s A Quiet Place received rave reviews and opened to a $50.2 million weekend. The movie’s budget came in at $17 million.
Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television, insists that it was Krasinski – and only Krasinski – that they invisioned for the role:
“From day one we only had one actor on our casting board for this series – John Krasinski. We are so excited that he is our Jack Ryan and we get to make another season with this incredibly talented team. We have been blown away by what our whole team has delivered for season one and we can’t wait for everyone to see it this summer.”