Amazon renews Jack Ryan for Season 4
James R | On 19, Oct 2021
Amazon Studios has renewed Jack Ryan for a fourth season – and added two big names to its cast.
The spy thriller, based on Tom Clancy’s novels, has been a huge hit for the online giant, with John Krasinski playing the CIA analyst who was thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time in Season 1. Season 2 was ordered before the first had even been released, and the same early green light was given to Season 3.
While the show has seen some shuffling around of showrunners in recent years, with Vaun Wilmott (Star Trek: Discovery) leading the writing team, it has also seen an impressive roster of acting talent, from series regulars to guest stars, including Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller, Michael Kelly as a seasoned CIA officer and Noomi Rapace as a German intelligence agent.
Season 3 sees Marianne Jean-Baptiste join the ensemble as Elizabeth Wright, the Chief of Station. It finds Jack on the run and in a race against time, as he is wrongly implicated in a larger conspiracy and left out in the cold as a fugitive. Wanted by both the CIA and an international rogue faction that he has uncovered, Jack is forced underground, criss-crossing Europe, trying to stay alive and prevent a massive global conflict.
Now, with filming wrapped recently on Season 3, Amazon has renewed the programme for a fourth run – and added two more impressive names. Season 4 will see Michael Peña play an undisclosed role. More surprising is the return of Abbie Cornish as Mueller, who disappeared after the first season. Despite not being mentioned at all in Season 2, however, she was not officially written out. Whether Season 3 continues any clues to her return in Season 4 is yet to be seen.