Jack Ryan season 3 just got a release date. Amazon Prime Video has announced that the John Krasinski-led political action spy thriller series will return for its latest chapter on December 21st. It’s been a full three years since Season 2 debuted in October 2019, all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused production delays. The eight-episode series is co-produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television. Jack Ryan Season 3 has yet to reveal any director names.
The Jack Ryan season 3 logline, which is rather vague on plot details, reveals that the titular CIA agent is falsely implicated in a larger controversy, putting him in the crosshairs as a “fugitive out in the cold.” Now wanted by both the CIA and an international rogue faction he uncovered, Ryan is forced to hide and navigate his way through Europe while trying to prevent a “massive global conflict.” In addition to Krasinski, Season 3 sees returning cast members Wendell Pierce (Piercing) as Ryan’s boss James Greer and Michael Kelly (House of Cards) as Station Chief Mike November.
Jack Ryan season 3 also brings new faces to its ensemble lineup – Nina Hoss (Tár) as Alena Kovac and Betty Gabriel (Clickbait) as Elizabeth Wright. Jack Ryan was previously renewed for its fourth and final season, with Michael Peña (Ant man) joins the cast.
According to Deadline, his character Domingo “Ding” Chavez will be introduced in the final episode of Season 3 before joining the cast full-time for the final act, which is currently in production. In fact, Amazon is reportedly planning a spin-off series titled Peña — a field agent who appeared in several Tom Clancy novels, including 1998’s “Rainbow Six.”
Season 4 also marks the return of Abbie Cornish’s (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Cathy Mueller, who has been absent since Season 1. It will be interesting to see how Amazon reintroduces Jack’s love interest from the first season, who just randomly disappeared from show, hinting that he was single by the Season 2 timeline.
Jack Ryan Season 3 premieres December 21, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.