Crime thriller/spy films and series are fast gaining popularity in the entertainment industry. The genre, which started to occupy a substantial market position thanks to the James Bond movies, is now getting newer and more talented spies.
One such secret agent is approaching us in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 3. The series, which originally premiered in 2018, has completed two seasons and has already amassed a large fan following, with credits to John Krasinski’s spectacular performance as the titular character.
While Season 3 of the popular show is coming out this December, fans have already started speculating about a potential fourth season. Time to address all the questions.
Where to watch Jack Ryan Season 3?
Jack Ryan Season 3 is releasing on December 21 at midnight, and the recently announced fourth season is expected to arrive by 2023. Since it is an Amazon original series, it will be exclusively released on Prime Video.
Krasinski told BT TV in 2019 how the series updates the original Jack Ryan stories:
“Tom Clancy, in my opinion, always acknowledged the period that they were in. But I think they were removed from the specifics of that period. The Hunt for Red October acknowledges the Cold War, but I don’t think anyone would say that it was the most realistic, at the moment, ripped-from-the-headlines book.”
”Its characters are set in the macro. The idea of setting, where you are geographically and where you are in time. It’s nice for Jack to feel like a modern-day hero, a current hero. But using Venezuela, as far as I’m concerned for Jack, I never saw it as anything political.”
“We used it as a backdrop for sure. But the storyline is a revenge story and trying to avenge a lost and fallen friend.”
Jack Ryan Season 3 Cast
Several of the regular cast members are returning for the upcoming third season, including Wendell Pierce as James Greer and Michael Kelly as Mike November.
Michael Pena plays Domingo “Ding” Chavez and will reportedly reunite with Jack Ryan at the end of the season. The appearance would also serve as the jumping-off point, as the fan-favorite Tom Clancy character is reported to get a potential spinoff.
Other recurring cast members include Abbie as Mousa Bin Suleiman, John Hoogenakker as Matice, Cathy Mueller as Abbie Cornish, Noomi Rapace as Harriet Baumann, Ali Suliman as Suleiman, and Cristina Umaña as Gloria Bonalde.
Jack Ryan Recap and Season 3 Plot
Jack Ryan first premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2018, so you might be in need of a quick recap of the thrilling web series. Let’s jump into it.
Season 1 follows Jack, a lowly CIA financial analyst, as he finds himself at the center of a high-stakes field assignment involving Yemini terrorists.
Jack is named the new leader of the Terror, Finance, and Arms Division (T-FAD) of the CIA in Season 2 and eventually becomes embroiled in uncovering a far-reaching conspiracy with Venezuelan origins. We saw how Jack gets affected by the events of Season 2, both professionally and personally.
In the third season, we find Jack Ryan working in Rome when he discovers a major international threat in Russia, where a bunch of autocrats has devised a way to restore the USSR based on a 50-year-old secret scheme. When he shares this intel with the CIA, the agency stands down for fear of starting an international incident.
But Jack sees this as a major threat that could start another World War. Thus, Ryan himself becomes a target of the CIA as well as a threat to the Russians who seek to eliminate him.
The Season 3 synopsis tells that “Jack is 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.
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.
Is Jack Ryan coming back for Season 4?
There’s good news for the fans!
Amazon Studios have renewed the hit thriller series for Season 4, which might be its final season. Additionally, Ant-Man’s Michael Pena has been added to the cast in an unknown role. As THR reports, Amazon has greenlit the hit series for a fourth season just days after filming ended for Season 3.
Michael Pena’s character has been kept under wraps for the time being, but it seems like he will appear in several episodes. Michael Pena has already explored the action genre with thrilling roles in movies like Battle: Los Angeles, End of Watch, and 12 Strong, among others.
Jack Ryan’s Future
According to Deadline, Krasinski had committed to four seasons of Jack Ryan when he signed up for the titular character in the Prime Video action series. The third season of the show wrapped up its shooting, and production is said to be underway on the predicted final fourth season.
While Jack Ryan may be on its way out, fans need not be disappointed, as a potential spinoff to the show headlined by Michael Pena is already in the works by Amazon.
He will reportedly star as Domingo “Ding” Chavez, an important character from the Tom Clancy literacy universe, having appeared in at least 22 novels.
The upcoming two seasons (Seasons 3 and 4) are speculated to set the stage for Pena’s character to get his own spinoff series. For the time being, details regarding the spinoff have been kept under wraps, and the focus remains on finishing up Jack Ryan with Seasons 3 and 4, for which the fans have been patiently waiting.
About Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (also known simply as Jack Ryan) is an American political action thriller television series based on characters from the fictional “Ryanverse” created by Tom Clancy that premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
The first season follows the CIA analyst as he discovers a string of dubious bank transfers carried out by a rising Islamic extremist named Suleiman. The second season sees Jack in the middle of political warfare in a corrupt Venezuela. The third one will see Jack on the run and in a race against time.
Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland created the series, and Cuse serves as an executive producer alongside John Krasinski, Michael Bay, and Mace Neufeld, among others. Krasinski also stars in the series as the title character.