John Krasinski's 'Jack Ryan' series gets 10-episode order from Amazon

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Amazon's Jack Ryan taps John Krasinski for title role

Amazon has greenlit the 10-episode series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" from Paramount and Skydance Television, the studio announced on Tuesday.

Starring John Krasinski as the famous fictional CIA agent, the drama is projected to shoot in the U.S., Europe and Africa as the modern rendition of the classic character is brought back to life for Amazon Prime customers.

Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Graham Roland (Almost Human), who wrote the pilot based on a story he and Cuse developed, will also executive produce.

Other executive producers include Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, David Ellison, Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer.

The series follows Ryan (Krasinski) as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Ryan has been played by a host of Hollywood stars in the past, including Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.

As for Krasinski, he is best known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC's "The Office" and most recently starred in Michael Bay's "13 Hours." He also directed and starred in "The Hollars," which hits theaters on Aug. 26. He is represented by WME.

"We're excited to add the 'Jack Ryan' global franchise to our robust originals pipeline," Roy Price, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "Our customers will enjoy a compelling adaptation of the action-packed spy thriller book series, further raising the bar for the quality level of storytelling that has made Prime Video a leading destination for content."

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