It was recently announced that the popular Amazon series Jack Ryan would return for season 4, starring of course The office star and A Quiet Place, Part II director John Krasinski. Any more exciting news? Fans of the hit show heard it would cast Michael Pena in a secret role, noting how the Ant-Man and the Wasp actor will appear in a slew of episodes in the show’s upcoming fourth season.
The news of Jack Ryan’s fourth season is coming off the heels of Amazon announcing that Jack Ryan had recently finished wrapping its third season. For those who love this action-packed show, it’s been over two years since fans last had a chance to check out Jack Ryan, with its second season debuting all the way back on October 31, 2019, and without a season 3 release date, many are desperate for more Jack Ryan ASAP.
The early renewal is nothing new for the multi-country and big-budget series. Amazon revamped the show for a second season four months before its series debut, and a season three pickup came well before season two aired. Should Amazon’s? Jack Ryan end after season 4? We’d be curious to see what other directions the show could take, but in the end it might be time to finish while you’re on top.
Jack Ryan season 3
Jack Ryan ended its third season under showrunner Vaun Wilmott. He took over from Paul Scheuring (Jailbreak) when it stepped aside after a few months. Co-creator Carlton Cuse was showrunner for the first few seasons, but dropped out after season 2 production, and David Scarpa (All the money in the world) briefly took the reins before making way for Scheuring and then Wilmott.
The third season follows Ryan after he is mistakenly involved in a larger conspiracy and suddenly finds himself on the run. Now wanted by both the CIA and an international rogue faction he has discovered, Jack is forced to go underground, crisscrossing Europe, in an effort to stay alive and avoid a massive global conflict. Wendell Pierce & Michael Kelly will reprise their roles from the beloved show.
Loyal fans, of course, remember when the show first aired on Amazon in 2018, telling the classic Tom Clancy story of the famed CIA analyst jumping from his daily desk job to the field, where he made a series of strange bank transfers through a Islamic extremist group. That said, while the stories of Jack Ryan are compelling, maybe it’s time to call it quits after the season 4 premieres? Let’s delve deeper.
More Jack Ryan?
While many fans of Jack Ryan may sound desperate for more of this action packed series after the fourth season, we have several arguments suggesting why Jack Ryan it should eventually stop after season 4. First off, Krasinski is slowly becoming a force in Hollywood, both in front of the camera and behind the camera. The more he needs to film Jack Ryan the less time he gets to pursue other projects, such as: A quiet place.
John Krasinski is just too talented to deal with a direct-to-streaming TV series, no matter how fun and exciting it is. Bringing in Michael Pena should serve as a nice bow to what has been an impressive streak Jack Ryan, especially when you look at some of the lackluster movie adaptations we’ve gotten over the years looking for you, Chris Pine.
Likewise, while Amazon hasn’t fully followed suit with Netflix, many of these streaming services don’t like to push their content for too long, eager to tell new stories with new characters. Jack Ryan’s classic Tom Clancy CIA character was a great way to lure subscribers to the streaming service, but now that Amazon Prime has a large audience, it may be time to explore other ways of storytelling.