“Jack Ryan” Series Superbowl Ad & Date

Amazon has announced an August 31st premiere date for their upcoming eight-episode TV series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” based on the famed novel series.

Additionally, they’ve released their one-minute Super Bowl spot for the action series starring John Krasinski as the titular Jack Ryan, a reinvention with a ‘modern sensibility’ that will use an original storyline but retain characters from the books.

In this take Ryan is an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”) stars as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (“Geostorm”) is Cathy Mueller. The show is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (“Bates Motel”) and Graham Roland (“Almost Human”).