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John Krasinski to star in Amazon series 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan'

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Karen Butler
John Krasinski is to play Jack Ryan in a new Amazon series. He is seen here at the photo call for the film Promised Land during the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival on February 8, 2013. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
John Krasinski is to play Jack Ryan in a new Amazon series. He is seen here at the photo call for the film "Promised Land" during the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival on February 8, 2013. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

SEATTLE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Office alum John Krasinski is to star in the 10-part drama series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Amazon confirmed Tuesday.

The character of CIA analyst Jack Ryan has previously been played on film by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.

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Set to executive produce Ryan's small-screen adventures are Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who wrote the pilot based on a story he and Cuse developed. The latest installment in the franchise is to be shot in the United States, Europe and Africa. Paramount TV and Skydance are co-producing the project.

"We're excited to add the Jack Ryan global franchise to our robust originals pipeline," Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "Our customers will enjoy a compelling adaptation of the action-packed spy-thriller, book series, further raising the bar for the quality level of storytelling that has made Prime Video a leading destination for content."

"The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale," a synopsis said.

Krasinski recently welcomed his second child with his wife, actress Emily Blunt, and will soon be seen in the movie The Hollars.

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