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Jack Ryan season 3 release date, cast, story, and more

Here's everything you need to know about the Jack Ryan season 3 release date, and what the future holds for John Krasinski's Prime Video series

John Krasinski as Jack Ryan

What is the Jack Ryan season 3 release date? John Krasinski is the latest actor to bring Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan to life, starring in the CIA officer’s solo TV series on streaming service Prime Video alongside the likes of Wendell Pierce and Abbie Cornish. But the end of season 2 appears to suggest the future of these characters is going to run closer to the source material.

Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have all played Jack Ryan with different shades of action-hero in them, but John Krasinski’s everyman feels much more three-dimensional. He’s a little more in touch with his emotions, but he still has that determined drive to save the day. Season 2 sees him tackle a corrupt dictator in Venezuela while also trying to get revenge for the death of his friend, Senator Moreno.

With Jack Ryan’s future left up in the air thanks to the Venezuelan conspiracy, it means that the next batch of episodes are free to take both characters in fresh directions. So, here’s everything we know about the Jack Ryan season 3 release date, cast, plot details, and more.

Jack Ryan Season 3 release date

Jack Ryan season 3 will be released on December 21, 2022. Production on Krasinski’s third outing in the role started back in March 2021, and Amazon has announced the series will arrive on Prime Video at some point in 2022.

It’s been a couple of years since audiences saw Jack Ryan’s Venezuelan mission of revenge on their screens. Season 2 arrived on Prime Video back in October 2019, and there’s an unsurprising reason behind the long wait for season 3 since the Coronavirus pandemic caused havoc around the world in 2020. Many TV shows and movies were put on pause since production was too risky, while many release dates were delayed until things calmed down a little.

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The good news is the series has also been renewed for Season 4, so whatever the new episodes have in store for the hero – they’ve clearly impressed Amazon.

Jack Ryan Season 3 release date: John Krasinski as Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan Season 3 Plot

Although Ryan’s already in a good position as the head of the Terror Finance and Arms Division (T-FAD), season 2 leaves him in a place to move forwards with his career. However, he’s going to face a brand new conspiracy in Jack Ryan season 3.

Deadline reported that the series will see Jack Ryan going on the run from the CIA, as well as tackling an “international rogue faction”. It’s a sensible decision, since the first two Seasons played it safe with the hero working with the full force of the authorities behind him — but what’s he like when he doesn’t have backup? It should (hopefully) be an interesting change of pace that stops the action from getting stale.

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Not only does it push Ryan himself into new territory, but this will also drastically affect his dynamic with all of the other characters that surround him. He’s on pretty good terms with James Greer (Wendell Pierce) at the end of season 2, but his ally made a point of saying his time in the field is behind him, so Ryan might have to look elsewhere for help on the run.

Maybe since Greer has a solid working relationship with the operative, he’ll be the one to fight his corner when the CIA turns on him. It’s not surprising that the new showrunner Vaun Willmott wants to take the series in a fresh direction since some audiences will be very familiar with the character.

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One thing we know now about Jack Ryan is that, while there will be a season 4 of the show, that will be the last we see of John Krasinski’s version of the character. Instead, Michael Peña, who will be introduced as Ding Chavez at the end of season 3, will lead his own spin-off series to continue the franchise.

After all, Jack Ryan has been played by a number of iconic stars in the past, since Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have all played the hero over the years. It’ll be interesting to see how being on the run changes Krasinski’s take on the character. But we’ll just have to wait until the official synopsis arrives before we speculate even further.

Jack Ryan Season 3 release date: John Krasinski as Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan Season 3 Cast

John Krasinski will, of course, reprise his role as the titular character. And, joining John Krasinski on this high-stakes mission to save the world from a nefarious conspiracy will be Wendell Pierce, who will reprise his role as James Greer. Although, as we’ve already mentioned, he probably won’t be getting in on the action this time around.

Surprisingly, Abbie Cornish is also set to return as Jack Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Cathy Mueller, per Deadline, which is an interesting move since Season 2 failed to mention her at all as Ryan had a new love interest and declared himself single. Are they back together? Does he go to her for help while he’s on the run? Why did they break up? Hopefully, season 3 will answer all these questions and more.

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Michael Kelly is also set to return as Mike November, the Venezuelan station chief – he could be a helpful ally for Ryan while he’s on the run, but it could also make things incredibly complicated if he’s forced to hunt his former friend.

Get Out’s Betty Gabriel is also joining Season 3 as the Chief of Station – Elizabeth Wright, while Game of Thrones and His Dark Materials alum James Cosmo will star as a mysterious character named Luca opposite Peter Gunness as Petr. Rounding out the cast is Nina Hoss as Alena, and Alexej Manvelov will play Alexei.

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Michael Peña will also be introduced in the final episode of season 3, as Ding Chavez, a key character in the Tom Clancy novels. It is believed that the MCU actor is set to lead his own spin-off series once John Krasinski moves on after season 4.

It remains to be seen just how Jack Ryan’s departure will play out, but we have our suspicions that John Krasinski will be in the Fantastic Four MCU movie, so they need to write him out somehow.

We don’t want to make generalist assumptions, but those characters sound particularly Russian – so we’re curious to see how they play into Jack’s new mission.