Either Amazon really likes what it's seen so far from their upcoming Jack Ryan series, or the streaming service is afraid that star John Krasinski is going to start getting way more busy after the film A Quiet Place, which he wrote, directed, executive produced and starred in. Either way they have already renewed the series for an eight-episode second season before the show has even aired, according to Variety.
The first season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, also eight episodes, casts Krasinski in the title role previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine… so no pressure. It focuses on an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The adaptation of the Clancy novels comes from creators Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who will be showrunning season 2 as well. Wendell Pierce will also return as James Greer, previously played by James Earl Jones… also no pressure.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said in a statement:
With so much early anticipation for 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' from our customers and personally having the pleasure to preview the exhilarating, action-packed first season, we are excited to greenlight a second season of the series months ahead of its debut. The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world.
Season 2 is reported to focus on Ryan confronting the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The second season will start shooting this summer in Europe, South America, and the United States.
Jack Ryan season 1 debuts on Amazon Prime, August 31st.