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The Office's lovable Jim Halpert, John Krasinski, is heading to a new office: the CIA.

Deadline announced today that Krasinski will be taking the title role in Jack Ryan, a new Paramount TV series that will air on Amazon, based on Tom Clancy's best-selling series of novels.

The series is being produced in association with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media and was co-created by Lost's Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. Deadline mentions that there has been no official order from Amazon yet, but Jack Ryan is expected to go straight to series.

Krasinski is the fifth actor to portray Jack Ryan, but the first to do so in a television show. Alec Baldwin first played the character in 1990's The Hunt for Red October, followed by Harrison Ford in 1992's Patriot Games and 1994's Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in 2002's The Sum of All Fears, and Chris Pine in 2014's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

The TV series won't be based on a specific Jack Ryan novel, of which there are nine, not including a couple of spinoff series. Instead, the show will be using the novels as general source material to create original stories. Ryan, injured in a helicopter accident while serving in the Marines, becomes a successful financial analyst that is recruited by the CIA.

(Source: Deadline)


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