AceShowbiz - Amazon debuts first trailer for its upcoming series "Jack Ryan" at New York Comic-Con. It gives a longer sneak peek at John Krasinski as a CIA analyst-turned-spy who would rather be known as a man with a "boring" job. "I run supply chain logistics for the Western Hemisphere," so he tells a female acquaintance.
Jack is not too sure when he's first thrust into a dangerous field assignment after he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that throws him into the center of a treacherous stratagem with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
He stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers, and his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.
The show is a contemporary take on the fans-favorite character from Tom Clancy's book as a CIA operative using the books as source material. Carlton Cuse ("Lost") serves as a showrunner. Supported by Abbie Cornish and Wendell Pierce, it is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2018.
Jack Ryan was previously 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 Chris Pine in 2014's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Krasinski said his incarnation would be more intense than all the previous ones.
Meanwhile, showrunner Cuse promised to avoid demonizing Islam despite "delving into terrorism and fundamentalist Islam." He said, "We tried on this show to not just have a bad guy who is a terrorist, but a variety of Muslim characters across the spectrum, and some very heroic characters."