Noomi Rapace has joined the cast of Amazon’s Jack Ryan series.
The show, which is based on the novels by Tom Clancy, premieres on Amazon Prime Video in August, bringing the eponymous hero into the modern age.
The series is a reinvention that frames Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. It follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the centre of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
With only weeks to go until the eight-episode thriller arrives, Amazon was out in full force at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to tease more. With a trailer already released, though, Amazon debuted Episode 1 to Con attendees. The biggest Jack Ryan news of the weekend, meanwhile, was the addition of Noomi Rapace to the programme.
She will play Harriet “Harry” Baumann, a highly capable, sharply intelligent and intoxicatingly charming BND agent (Germany’s Secret Intelligence) who crosses paths with Jack Ryan in South America. She will join the show for Season 2, which has already been ordered by Amazon Studios.
She joins John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours) as Jack Ryan, as well as Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.
The series is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), who created the project for television and serve as showrunners, Krasinski, Academy Award-nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), who also directed the pilot, and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.
Season 1 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan premieres on Friday 31st August on Prime Video. To see the trailer for the series, click here.
Amazon renews Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan for Season 2
25th April 2018
Amazon has already renewed its new Jack Ryan series for a second season, months before the first season has even premiered.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, is a reinvention of the famed and lauded Clancy hero. After the character from Clancy’s books has been portrayed on screen by Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Ben Affleck, this new, modern incarnation will be played by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours).
The series debuts this August, with Amazon already heavily promoting the show as its big new original for 2018, as it hopes to find a breakout mainstream hit to rival the popularity of Stranger Things and Game of Thrones. After Amazon’s Super Bowl ads earlier this year, the online giant saw a more than 400% increase in Prime members placing Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on their watchlist.
“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,” says Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world.”
The show is produced by Paramount Television, Carlton Cuse’s Genre Arts, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and David Ellison’s Skydance Television. Executive producing along with Cuse, Roland and Krasinski are Platinum Dune’s Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.
The creators of the series, Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), will continue to serve as Co-Showrunners for Season 2. Additionally, Krasinski, who also serves as an Executive Producer, will be reunited with Wendell Pierce (The Wire) who will reprise his role as James Greer in the eight-episode second season.
Additionally, Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufeld, Vince Calandra, Andrew Bernstein and Skydance’s Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will also executive produce the second season with Allyson Seeger serving as a co-executive producer.
“We’re thrilled that the first season has generated so much enthusiasm,” comments Cuse. “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.”
“From day one we only had one actor on our casting board for this series – John Krasinski,” adds Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television. “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.”
Season 2 will see Jack Ryan confront the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The second season commences production this summer in Europe, South America and the United States.
Season 1 will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video on 31st August. Watch the trailer here.