John Krasinski has signed on to play the lead role in the Amazon television adaptation of Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero Jack Ryan. The show hails from Paramount Television, Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. It also comes from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media, with executive producers Carlton Cuse, Roland, Lindsey Springer, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and the movie franchise’s producer Mace Neufeld. The show will not be a direct adaption to the books or films.
“Jack Ryan” has not yet been greenlit, but Krasinski’s casting may help push the studio towards a series order.