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There's One Good Thing About the Trailer for the Final Season of 'Jack Ryan'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 31, 2023 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 31, 2023 |


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There was a period between The Office and directing A Quiet Place, where John Krasinski’s career felt uncertain: His directing efforts (Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, The Hollars) had not caught fire, and his film career (13 Hours, Aloha) was struggling. Krasinki seemed to be the second choice for a lot of blockbuster roles, which ultimately led him to Prime Video’s Jack Ryan, a series I personally felt he had checked out of as soon as A Quiet Place hit it big.

But, despite its lack of personality, it’s a big hit for Prime Video, and he could pay for a lot of misguided David Foster Wallace movies with Bezos money. Despite the presence of Wendell Pierce, I haven’t actually made it through a full season since the first, because it’s all so very generic. I’ll give the fourth season another shot, though, because it’s only six episodes, and this season features Michael Peña. Peña and Wendell?

And as Acting CIA Director, Jack Ryan will actually turn against the CIA this season in an effort to root out corruption, or at least that’s how they tease me into having higher hopes for the fourth season until the plot synopsis singles out “a far worse reality” than a corrupt worldwide spy agency: “The convergence of a drug cartel with a terrorist organization.”

Same as it ever was. At least there’s still Michael Peña.

The fourth and final season of Jack Ryan premieres on Prime Video on June 30th.