Long live the Ryanverse! John Krasinski and his version of Tom Clancy’s hero Jack Ryan will get a third tour of duty on Amazon, which gave an advance order for Jack Ryan Season 3 back in February 2019. But the announcement came with some behind the scenes intrigue.
David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) was set to be the new showrunner for Jack Ryan before leaving the show. Then Paul Scheuring, best known as the creator of Fox’s Prison Break, was set to step in for Scarpa, starting with the still-developing season 3. But he has since been replaced by Vaun Wilmott (Star Trek: Discovery) All these showrunner swaps finalize a process that saw the exit of Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), who, after initially developing the Tom Clancy revival property for television with co-showrunner Graham Roland, stepped back from his day-to-day showrunner duties in 2019, as Deadline reported. Both Cuse and Roland remain on as executive producers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scheuring decided to step away from the showrunner position after discovering he wasn’t a good fit (also, somewhat fascinatingly: he opted to go to grad school rather than run an Amazon streaming show.) The latest showrunner, Vaun Wimott, previously worked with Scheuring on the aforementioned Prison Break. He also created and produced Syfy’s Dominion.
It’s been a long wait for Jack Ryan fans to get to season 3 since the show’s globe-trotting production was upended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, it should be arriving soon.
Jack Ryan Season 3 Release Date
Jack Ryan season 3 does not yet have a release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Both previous seasons of the series premiered in the fall. Given that the series won’t begin filming until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a late 2021 or early 2022 release appears to be most likely.
Jack Ryan Season 3 Cast
The newest addition to the Jack Ryan season 3 cast is Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Blindspot). According to Deadline, Jean-Baptiste will play Elizabeth Wright, a CIA Chief of Station.
Jack Ryan stars Krasinski as the titular ex-Marine turned CIA analyst who tracks the finances of terrorist organizations. Wendell Pierce co-stars alongside Krasinski as CIA agent James Greer. Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Noomi Rapace (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), Jordi Molla (Genius), Cristina Umaña (Narcos), and Francisco Denis all joined the cast in season 2. Of that group Kelly, Adepo, and maybe Rapace seem the most likely to stay aboard for season 3.
One thing that remains to be seen is whether season 1 love interest Cathy Muller (Abbie Cornish) re-enters the series.
Jack Ryan Season 3 Story
The character Jack Ryan was created by author Tom Clancy and first appeared in his 1984 novel The Hunt For Red October. To date, there are 28 novels (most penned by Clancy) that feature Jack Ryan or his friends in the “Ryanverse.” The character has been on the big screen five times, played over the years by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine. Krasinski joined that fraternity with season one and is now the longest tenured Jack Ryan.
Jack Ryan‘s first two seasons featured domestic threats from Islamic extremists and a corrupt election in Venezuela. What difficult geopolitical situation will Jack have to address in season 3? There are certainly no shortage of options.