Even as Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain was eagerly anticipated for a live-action adaptation, few would argue that the FX series has lost some steam in its second and third years. Prior reports from del Toro capped the series around five seasons, but FX will officially eradicate the infection after four next year.
Just the other day saw Carlton Cuse’s Jack Ryan updating to reveal that John Krasinski would be allowed to keep things a bit light, but the project’s latest turn is no laughing matter. Amazon Tom Clancy drama Jack Ryan has an official series order, bringing the departed Office star back to the small screen to report for duty.
Michael Bay’s 13 Hours definitely pushed John Krasinski a bit closer to action hero than Office-mate, but one wouldn’t hire the erstwhile Jim Halpert if not some of those classic camera-mugs, right? We’ll find out when Krasinski leads Amazon Tom Clancy drama Jack Ryan, as showrunner Carlton Cuse says the actor will “bring his particular brand of humor” to the CIA hero.
It’s been a few weeks since we first learned that FX Guillermo del Toro drama The Strain would air later than Comic-Con, premiering Season 3 all the way in late August, but the first footage might be worth the wait. It’s all out war, 23 days into the vampire outbreak, and The Strain is spreading.
Former Office star John Krasinski has been skewing closer to action hero than TV desk jockey in recent years, and the next mission will offer a merry mix of both. Krasinski will return to TV (ish), taking the title role of Amazon’s new Tom Clancy CIA drama Jack Ryan.
James Franco and Dwayne Johnson have at least one thing in common: they both make us wonder when they ever have time to sleep. With their insane ability to commit to so many projects and the fact that they never look worse for the wear, we must begin to wonder: are they immortal? In the case of Johnson, at least, we can believe it. The actor has revealed new details on his upcoming Rampage project, along with a GIANT list of his current filming schedule / work commitments — which would make any mere mortal man weep. But yeah, he’s immortal, so.
Well, that was fast. Just one week after we learned LOST alum Carlton Cuse had in mind a Jack Ryan TV series based on Tom Clancy‘s enduring CIA hero, Amazon swoops in with a straight-to-series order. Will a TV prequel finally revitalize the character?
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.
ABC’s LOST may not have answered every mystery set up over the course of five seasons, but did you know that J.J. Abrams first pitched the island drama to ABC as having no serialized mystery whatsoever? Or that the costly pilot got ABC’s then-president fired for his trouble? We don’t have to go back, the 21st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ is right here, smoking out all the island secrets of LOST!
Whatever you make of FX’s Guillermo del Toro-adapted vampire thriller The Strain, the vampire apocalypse isn’t about to end with Team Eph’s current run. The network has officially infected the series with a Season 3 renewal, bringing more eye-worms and towering Strigoi to New York City streets in 2016.