John Krasinski’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Sets August Premiere With Super Bowl Trailer
It’s been two years since the role was first confirmed, but John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan finally has a 2018 assignment. The new Amazon take on the iconic Tom Clancy character will debut Labor Day weekend, but a new Super Bowl trailer is already here.
Following an initial trailer at New York Comic-Con, Amazon confirms that an extended Jack Ryan trailer will debut after the Super Bowl LII halftime show; the streaming outlet’s first Super Bowl ad. You can watch the full spot – featuring audio from Presidents Kennedy, Clinton, Trump, Bush, Obama and Reagan, with a Devlin / Ed Sheeran cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” – above. Amazon also confirms that the series itself will finally premiere on Friday, August 31.
Directed by Passengers and Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum and starring Krasinski in the title role, the eight-episode 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. Spotlighting a contemporary take on Ryan in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative, the official synopsis reads:
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.
Watch the first trailer below, and stay tuned for more on Amazon’s Jack Ryan closer to the August premiere.
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