The third season of Amazon’s Tom Clancy series Jack Ryan has just added several members to its cast. Per Deadline, the new set of actors include Betty Gabriel (Get Out), James Cosmos (His Dark Materials), Peter Guinness (Cursed), Nina Hoss (Little Sister) and Alexej Manvelov (Before We Die).
Gabriel will take over the role of Chief of Station Elizabeth Wright after Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who was cast in that role last year, departed the series over creative differences. Jean-Baptise only shot a few scenes as Wright in the time production began and they will now be reshot with Gabriel in her place. Gabriel has a series regular role for the upcoming season.
While details on the rest of the newcomers are slim, Cosmo will play a character named Luca, Guinness will play Petr, Hoss will play Alena and Alexev will portray Alexei. The new cast joins returning John Krasinski as Jack Ryan, Wendell Pierce as James Greer and Michael Kelly as Mike November, whose character was introduced in the second season.
Additionally, we now have our first idea of what the new story will be as “season 3 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan finds Jack Ryan (Krasinski) on the run and in a race against time. Jack is wrongly implicated in a larger conspiracy and suddenly finds himself a fugitive out in the cold. Now, wanted by both the CIA and an international rogue faction that he has uncovered, Jack is forced underground, crisscrossing Europe, trying to stay alive and prevent a massive global conflict.”
Jack Ryan follows the title-character as a CIA analyst working to stop terrorist attacks or other dangerous political operations worldwide. Author Tom Clancy introduced the character in his first book The Hunt for Red October, which was later turned into a film with Alec Baldwin as Ryan alongside the late Sean Connery as the Russian submarine commander Marko Ramius. Since then, the character has appeared in four other feature films with Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine taking on the role.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is a co-production between Amazon, Paramount and Skydance Television.
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