Jack Ryan season 2 is happening, but when will it release on Amazon Prime? Amazon Studios’ hit series, Jack Ryan, stars John Krasinski as the titular CIA analyst and detailed his unlikely rise from desk jockey to full-fledged, world-traveling action hero as he foils a Middle Eastern terrorist plot against the United States in Jack Ryan season 1.
Rounding out his origin story in Jack Ryan season 1, Jack also meets Dr. Cathy Mueller (Abbie Cornish), who will one day be his wife, and forms a shaky bond with CIA veteran James Greer (Wendell Pierce), Ryan’s mentor from the Tom Clancy novels. The inaugural, action-packed Jack Ryan season 1 left the door wide open for more of Jack’s adventures in Jack Ryan season 2 and beyond, which Amazon is already guaranteed to deliver.
Jack Ryan season 2 is only the beginning as well, considering that Amazon Studios has already ordered Jack Ryan season 3. This news has come long before Jack Ryan season 2’s release date, so it means that whatever Amazon has seen of Jack Ryan season 2, they’ve liked enough to commission another batch of episodes. But what can fans expect from Jack Ryan season 2 themselves?
Jack Ryan season 2 was confirmed by Amazon in April 2018, four months before Jack Ryan season 1 even premiered. The quick green light was the result of excitement for the series, which began with a popular Super Bowl commercial that lead to a 400% increase in Amazon Prime memberships. Krasinki’s hit film, A Quiet Place, which he directed and starred in, was another major factor in Amazon’s faith in Jack Ryan and its leading man.
Jack Ryan co-creators and showrunners Carleton Cuse (Lost) and Graham Roland (Fringe) are set to return as creative masterminds of Jack Ryan season 2. Of course, Krasinski (who also serves as executive producer) will also be back as the eponymous character. In the Jack Ryan season 2 renewal announcement, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke announced, “The new season will take our unexpected hero to a new, exciting and dangerous world.”
Filming for Jack Ryan season 2 is already underway and will take place in Europe, South America, and the United States. Cameras were scheduled to roll on Jack Ryan season 2 in summer 2018, so production mounted before Jack Ryan season 1 premiered on Labor Day weekend. Jack Ryan season 1 began filming in spring 2017, with the first footage of Krasinski as Jack Ryan released that October. Following a similar production and marketing schedule, fans can expect Jack Ryan season 2 to release on Amazon Prime sometime in fall 2019.
Jack Ryan season 1 ended with Jim Greer transferred to Moscow to serve as station chief, and he invited Jack Ryan to leave CIA headquarters to join him in the field permanently. This was an exciting development for longtime Tom Clancy fans as it brings Jack Ryan closer to Clancy’s novels, where the analyst began by pitting his wits against the Russians during the Cold War.
Despite that setup, however, Jack Ryan season 2 details already revealed indicated that “Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America.” So, while Jack Ryan season 2 might begin with Ryan and Greer in Russia, South America looks like the source of the main problems they’ll confront. This is also good news for Clancy fans as well, as the Jack Ryan season 2 story is in tune with his best-selling novel and the hit film, Clear And Present Danger, where Jack took on the South American drug trade while exposing corruption within the U.S. government.
John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, and Abbie Cornish are all set to return for Jack Ryan season 2, and so is John Hoogenakker, who played CIA black ops operative Matice. Hoogennakker has been bumped up to series regular. Joining them in Jack Ryan season 2 will be a host of new characters:
Michael Kelly (House of Cards) joins the Jack Ryan season 2 cast as Mike November, a seasoned CIA officer who will work alongside Ryan. Another big name coming aboard to add more international flavor is Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who plays Harriet “Harry” Baumann, a German intelligence agent who encounters Jack in South America.
Other new cast members already announced include Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), who plays Marcus, a former Navy special crewman; Cristina Umaña (Narcos), a politician and mother; Francisco Denis as Ubarri, a South American government official; and Jordi Molla (Genius), who plays Nicolas Reyes, the powerful and charismatic leader of a South American nation.