‘Jack Ryan’ TV Series From Carlton Cuse & Paramount TV Lands At Amazon
In a competitive situation, Jack Ryan, Paramount Television’s hot TV series project based on Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero, has landed at Amazon.
I hear the streaming service has given a series commitment to the drama, from the former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media, as well as Paramount TV.
Everyone’s intention is to go straight-to-series on the project, which would be done based on completed scripts and a bible.
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Cuse and and Bay are repped by WME. Roland, who also wrote Mile 22, Peter Berg’s upcoming movie starring Mark Wahlberg, is repped by WME, Rain Management Group and Bloom Hergott.
Amazon has given a series commitment to the project, rather than going through the process of producing a pilot and soliciting viewer feedback. The number of episodes is still to be determined.
Amazon is considered a suitable home for Jack Ryan as the online retailer sells Clancy’s books as well as the Jack Ryan movies on DVD and is the streaming home for most or all of them, creating opportunities for a multi-platform push for the show.
Paramount TV already is in business with Amazon, developing a series adaptation of the Paramount movie Galaxy Quest.
I hear Paramount TV first teamed with Platinum Dunes for the project, extending Transformers director-producer Bajackryannovelsy’s existing relationship with the studio on the feature side where he has a first-look deal.
Cuse, a big fan of the books, and Roland then came on board and developed their idea for a Jack Ryan TV series.
In the novels, Ryan, medically retired following a helicopter crash, works as an investment broker before taking a position at the U.S. Naval Academy and later joining the CIA, rising through the ranks to Deputy Director and eventually becoming President of the United States.