Jack Ryan season 3 on Prime Video: Everything we know about John Krasinski’s action-packed return

Who is in the Jack Ryan season 3 cast? Where is it being filmed? And when will the new season be released on Prime Video?

By Alex Fletcher Published: 10 June 2021 - 2.51pm

Jack Ryan season 3 is one of the most highly anticipated series currently in production for Prime Video.

Alongside the new Lord of the Rings series, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover doing a Mr and Mrs Smith series and season 3 of The Boys, the return of John Krasinski as Tom Clancy’s much-loved action hero ranks as one of the must-see TV shows on the streaming service.

It’s been a long-wait for season 3 due to Covid-19 delaying production, but the Jack Ryan cast is now in place and filming, with some new faces joining Krasinski and Wendell Pierce on set.

Here's everything you need to know about Jack Ryan season 3…

When is Jack Ryan season 3 released on Prime Video?

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan season 3 is expected to be released on Prime Video in 2022.

Season 3 has started filming, but the international filming required for the series has meant that Covid-19 delayed the show’s production heavily.

Season 2 was released in October 2019.

Vaun Wilmott (Prison Break, Star Trek: Discovery) has taken over as the showrunner for season 3.

Who is in the Jack Ryan cast?

Wendell Pierce and John Krasinski as Greer and Ryan in Jack Ryan season 2 Prime Video

John Krasinksi (A Quiet Place, The Office) is returning in the lead role as CIA analyst and action hero Jack Ryan.

Wendell Pierce (The Wire) will be back as his colleague and friend James Greer, and season 2’s Mike November, played by Michael Kelly (House of Cards) is also returning.

New cast members for season 3 include Betty Gabriel (Get Out), who will play the Chief of the Station, Elizabeth Wright.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste originally signed up for the role, but exited the series due to creative differences.

James Cosmo (His Dark Materials) joins as Luca, Peter Guinness (Chernobyl) will play Petr, Nina Hoss (Little Sister) will play Alena and Alexej Manvelov (Before We Die) is cast as Alexei.

What happened at the end of season 2?

John Krasinski's Jack Ryan sat on the floor covered in cuts and bruises after an explosion Prime Video

The show’s second season was largely centred on events in Venezuela, where Ryan ended up on a revenge-driven mission to take down the president Nicolas Reyes (Jordi Molla), who was responsible for the death of Ryan’s friend and mentor Senator Jim Moreno.

Ryan, Greer and Venezuela CIA station chief Mike November eventually make it out of Venezuela alive and bring down the Reyes regime.

At the end of the season, it is also revealed that Senator Mitchell Chapin (Michael O’Neill) was working with Reyes in Venezuela and Jack Ryan brings in the FBI to take away the disgraced political leader.

The story with Chapin brings Ryan closer to the politics of Washington, hinting at the characters presidential future.

Jack Greer struggled with his health in the field during season 2 and is expected to be reduced to managing a station and desk work when he returns for season 3.

What is the plot of season 3?

John Krasinski's Jack Ryan in a smart shirt in a lecture theatre Prime Video

The following information has been revealed about the plot of season 3:

Season 3 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan finds Jack Ryan 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. Now, 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.

Talking to BT TV in 2019 about how the show updates the original Jack Ryan stories, Krasinski said: "Tom Clancy, in my opinion, always acknowledged the time period that they were in. But I think they were removed from the specifics of that time period.

“The Hunt for Red October acknowledges the Cold War, but I don't think anyone would say that it was the most realistic, in the moment, ripped-from-the headlines book.

"It's characters 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 really is a revenge story and trying to avenge a lost and fallen friend."

Will there be a crossover with Michael B Jordan’s film, Without Remorse?

The Clancyverse or Ryanverse was expanded in 2021 when Prime Video released the first John Clark film, Without Remorse, starring Michael B Jordan.

John Clark previously appeared in Jack Ryan movies played by Willem Defoe and Live Schrieber, but Prime Video hasn’t revealed whether Michael B Jordan and John Krasinski’s characters will ever meet on screen.

At the end of Without Remorse a second John Clark film, Rainbow Six, was teased and the movie also included Jodie Turner-Smith as Karen Greer, the niece of Jim Greer.

If Krasinski and Michael B Jordan did team up for a Ryan/Clark series or one-off movie, it would be an awesome combo and a highly-anticipated release for Prime Video.

Is Dr Cathy Mueller coming back?

Abbie Cornish as Dr Cathy Mueller in Jack Ryan season 1 Prime Video

Jack Ryan’s love interest Dr Cathy Mueller was played by Abbie Cornish in season one, but she didn’t return in season 2 and wasn’t referenced by John Krasinski’s Jack.

Fans are hopeful that the character will return in future seasons, but it doesn’t look like Mueller will be involved in the season 3 storyline based on current casting news.

Where is Jack Ryan season 3 being filmed?

The Prime Video show remains a globetrotting adventure with filming taking place in the UK, Colombia, Russia, Canada, Morocco and the US.

Can I watch a season 3 trailer?

We’re a little bit off Prime Video releasing a trailer as the season hasn’t wrapped filming, but this catch-up on season 2 might get you excited for the show’s return.

How many seasons of Jack Ryan will there be?

Prime Video hasn’t confirmed how long they want the show to run for or how many series John Krasinski is signed up to play Jack Ryan.

However, executive producer Carlton Cuse told IndieWire that he believes the franchise “has enormous legs” and that it can keep reinventing itself to tell “geopolitical thrillers of the moment”.

Will John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan become the US President?

In the Tom Clancy book series, Jack Ryan moves from CIA analyst to eventually being elected President Ryan.

However, the team behind the TV series want to focus on the period between those two roles and Ryan’s time in the field.

John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce in the field as Ryan and Greer in Jack Ryan season 1 Prime Video

"That was the part that seemed the most traumatic and compelling,” said Carlton Cuse.

Speaking to BT TV in 2019, Michael Kelly said: “The coolest thing about Jack Ryan is that it could happen anywhere.

"That’s the coolest thing for the audience and the coolest thing for the creators working on the show. You don’t know where the story is going to take you. This show could take you anywhere in the world.

"So I don’t know anything about season three, but I doubt it would happen in DC.”

Watch Jack Ryan season 1 and 2 now on Prime Video