Jack Ryan is taking on ISIS. John Krasinski recently spoke with Collider about his upcoming Amazon series, Jack Ryan.
The action drama is based on the Tom Clancy character, who first appeared in the 1984 novel The Hunt for Red October.
When asked about the series, Krasinski said it’s being filmed like a 10-hour movie:
We’re doing 10 episodes and I think the interesting part about it is exactly what you said, everything’s changed so much; the line between film and TV has blurred so much over the years, I think Jack Ryan is a product of that blurring so much that I think that they’re not even really considering it a TV show, they’re calling it a movie that’s being told in 10 parts; and that’s not just an argument of semantics, it’s actually true. Carlton Cuse’s whole plan is we’re gonna shoot it on a movie budget, we’re gonna have the same stunts as movies, it’s gonna feel like a movie but you’re gonna watch it every week.”
He added that the series will tackle a different story each season, with the first being ISIS:
Every year they’re gonna be different. They’re sort of more ripped-from-the-headlines type stuff, so the first year the villain or I don’t know what you want to call it is it’s taking on ISIS for sure.”
A premiere date for Jack Ryan has not yet been announced.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Jack Ryan? Will you watch the Amazon series?