'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' season 2 likely to see titular CIA analyst spend more time in on-field combat
That Ryan is no more just an analyst means the character will have to be a lot more combat-ready and that is exactly what the teaser trailer establishes. It shows John Krasinski's Ryan in action. For an agent with a desk job, he's seen jumping out of a plane and chasing baddies across rooftops.
'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' was a staggering hit when it debuted on Amazon Prime last year. The eight-episode American political thriller starring John Krasinski as the titular character enjoyed a healthy 74% on Rotten Tomatoes with 88% of the audience rating it above-average. Such was the success of the first season that Amazon renewed the series for two more seasons.
Season 1 saw Ryan, the CIA analyst, pulled from the security of his desk job into the field after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, which are being carried out by a rising extremist named Suleiman (Ali Suliman). Ryan successfully stops Suleiman from waging a biological attack on America. This also saw him promoted from analyst to head of T-Fad (Terror Finance and Arms Division).
For now, all we know is the upcoming installment is borrowed from Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novel, 'Clear and Present Danger'. It looks like the series has shifted its focus from the Middle East to South America. The action-packed teaser shows there is going to be a lot more action in the upcoming season.
It looks like the plotline for season 2 is heavily borrowed from 'Clear and Present Danger'. The book shows Ryan going on to become acting Deputy Director of Intelligence in the CIA, and discovers that he is being kept in the dark by his colleagues who are conducting a covert war against a drug cartel based in Colombia.
The 1994 spy thriller 'Clear and Present Danger' starring Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan took the same plotline and was a success. With the series, it is interesting to see how the plot is explained. The official synopsis of season 2 reads: "After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads down to South America to investigate."
"As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, U.K., Russia and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos."
That Ryan is no more just an analyst means the character will have to be a lot more combat-ready and that is exactly what the teaser trailer establishes. The footage shows Krasinski's Ryan getting in on the action. For an agent with a desk job, he's seen jumping out of a plane, chasing baddies across rooftops and yes, he gets to use some intense firepower.
You can watch the teaser trailer here:
The release date for the new season is yet to be announced.