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April is turning out to be an outstanding month for John Krasinski. Before his new series Jack Ryan has even gotten a chance to premiere on Amazon Prime, the streamer has already given the go-ahead for a second season of the action series. Amazon announced the news today, along with a few details about the upcoming season.
Of course, understanding the premise of the first season may prove helpful to kick things off. Jack Ryan is the first television adaptation of author Tom Clancy's popular protagonist. The series stars John Krasinski as Jack Ryan. According to Amazon's website, Season 1 finds Jack thrust into the eye of a startling mystery involving suspicious bank transfers and a potential terrorist attack.
As you may expect with a series of this nature, the second season will fall in a similar vein. Amazon teases that in Season 2, Jack will confront the dangerous forces in control of a democratic regime in South America. Amazon is wasting no time getting the second season in front of cameras. Production is set to begin this summer. Filming will span Europe, South America, and the United States.
While Amazon did not reveal a release date for Season 2, we do know the second season will be comprised of eight episodes. Amazon did share a bit of casting news surrounding the second season. Season 1 star Wendell Pierce will return as James Greer.
Alec Baldwin originated the on-screen interpretation of Jack Ryan in the 1990 film, The Hunt for Red October. Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck followed before Chris Pine took over the reins. To get yourself amped up for John Krasinski's take on the character, you can watch the Super Bowl trailer for Jack Ryan below:
The series' second season renewal comes amid a banner month for John Krasinski, whose horror film A Quiet Place has been a huge hit at the box office. Krasinski wrote and directed the movie, which he also stars in alongside his real-life wife, actress Emily Blunt.
Jack Ryan Season 1 premieres August 31, just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Wondering what else is set to arrive on Amazon Prime? We have your answer. Check out our guide to learn when new and returning shows are set to premiere on Amazon Prime. Find out what else is coming up on television by checking out our guides to TV's midseason and summer premieres.