The eight-episode drama — which is based on an idea conceived by Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland and therefore not a direct adaptation of Clancy’s popular book series — stars former Office staffer John Krasinski as the eponymous hero. Per the official logline, Ryan is an “up-and-coming CIA analyst” who gets thrust “into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.”
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In addition to American Crime, Hutton is perhaps best known to TV audiences for his starring role on TNT’s long-running Leverage. On the big screen, he won both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his role in Robert Redford’s Ordinary People.
Season 1 of Jack Ryan is expected to drop in 2018.