Jack Ryan TV Series in Development With Carlton Cuse and Michael Bay
The most recent attempt to bring Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan into the modern movie era didn’t quite garner keep Shadow Recruit in the spotlight, so where better to go than TV? Networks are reportedly competing for a new series based on the CIA super-analyst, as envisioned by LOST alum Carlton Cuse and Michael Bay.
Per Deadline, the new series would not follow any specific Jack Ryan book, but rather highlight a contemporary take on the character “in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative,” drawing liberally from the books as source material. The series would also reunite the LOST duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, pairing with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV.
On the silver screen, Ryan has been portrayed by the likes of Alec Baldwin in 1990's The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford 1992's Patriot Games and 1994's Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in 2002's The Sum of All Fears, and most recently by Star Trek star Chris Pine for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Not network has yet secured the TV iteration, but multiple outlets are said to be bidding.