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Amazon's Jack Ryan: Wendell Pierce Cast as John Krasinski's Boss

Jack Ryan just got a boss who’s used to working a case on TV.

The Wire alum Wendell Pierce has joined the cast of Amazon’s upcoming reboot series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, our sister site Deadline reports, which stars The Office‘s John Krasinski as a young Jack Ryan taking on his first CIA field assignment. Pierce will play James Greer, Ryan’s new boss and a former CIA case officer.

Pierce’s role is reportedly a main character on the show, which already has been ordered straight-to-series. That raises more doubts that we’ll see another season of CBS’ The Odd Couple, where Pierce has a regular role as Oscar’s pal Teddy. (CBS announced last month they’ve capped the current season of The Odd Couple at 13 episodes, so a fourth-season renewal seems unlikely.)

Pierce is still probably best known as Baltimore homicide detective “Bunk” Moreland from HBO’s acclaimed crime drama The Wire, but he’s been working steadily on the small screen for decades. Just this year, along with his roles on The Odd Couple and Suits, he played Clarence Thomas in the HBO biopic Confirmation and Coach Calhoun in Fox’s Grease: Live.

Does Bunk’s presence make you more likely to sign on for a new Jack Ryan mission? Give us the key intel in the comments.

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  1. TDXI says:

    To me Jack Ryan will always be Harrison Ford even reading the books I still think of him.

    • johnhelvete says:

      Which is interesting since Ford was not the first actor to play Ryan on the big screen, and Alec Baldwin is very good in The Hunt For Red October.

  2. Rob says:

    best know from the fighting temptations! Funniest movie ever 😂😂

  3. Tom says:

    Stepping into James Earl Jones shoes, good luck with that.

  4. Carla Krae says:

    The Odd Couple always has short seasons.

  5. Jim A. says:

    One of my favorite actors, Wendell Pierce steals every show he is in. Pierce was awesome in “The Wire” and he actually was the best part of the short lived “Michael J. Fox Show”. I’ll watch any show he is in.