Author Tom Clancy has made “Jack Ryan” a household name. The addition of a TV series by the same name will only add to the dynamic fictional universe.
Ryan, portrayed by John Krasinski is a former Marine and a financial analyst working for the Central Intelligence Agency, specifically the Terror, Finance, and Arms Division (T-FAD), which is part of the Counterterrorism Center (CTC).
He works behind a desk, where he discovers a string of dubious bank transfers, which are being carried out by a rising Islamic terrorist named Suleiman. Ryan gets pulled into the field as his bosses begin to take him serious. It’s the everyday man characteristics that pull viewers in as producer Daniel Sackhelm explains, “What was so great about the Harrison Ford movies (who portrayed Ryan in the movies) was that they were about an everyman hero. He was a guy who wasn’t a superhero. He was heroic, but he was vulnerable. He wasn’t afraid to be scared. He was a regular man and a hero”
By the end of the first episode I was hooked and ready to binge. In April 2018, it was announced that Amazon had renewed the series for a second season. In February 2019, Amazon renewed the series for a third season.