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Amazon’s Jack Ryan series has found its director, star and creators…

January 10th, 2017 by Marc Comments

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It looks like Amazon’s bringing Jack Ryan to the small screen, which we reported on some time ago, and it has some impressive talent behind it.

Deadline have confirmed that Passengers director, Morten Tyldum, will helm the first episode.

Tyldum also directed Headhunters and The Imitation Game for those underwhelmed by the recent Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

The series will star The (American) Office star John Krasinski in the lead role and will have Lost’s  Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland as its creators and Michael Bay as an exec producer.

Krasinski, speaking to Collider, described the show as ever changing and set to reflect current world issues: “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.”

He also confirmed the series’ first season will have 10 episodes.

What do you think? Has this team got what it takes to be Ryan? Voice off in all the usual places, gang…


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….