Jack Ryan Is Getting the TV Treatment

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Jack Ryan is getting the TV treatment

Lost's Carlton Cuse and Michael Bay are bringing the Tom Clancy CIA character to television. According to Deadline, "the show is not a direct adaptation of the books as were the firsts Jack Ryan movies but a new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material."


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