'Jack Ryan' Season 2: 'House Of Cards' Star Joins John Krasinski Series

John Krasinski
John Krasinski is Jack Ryan, the iconic CIA agent in Amazon's political drama series. (Photo: Flickr/BagOGames)

A "House of Cards" alum has joined Amazon's production of "Jack Ryan" season 2. Michael Kelly, most noted and Emmy-nominated for his role as Doug Stamper in "House of Cards," has been cast in "Jack Ryan" as the CIA officer Mike November. 

Kelly's character has been described as a smart and seasoned field officer. As the character November, he's tasked to help John Krasinski's Agent Jack Ryan and Wendell Pierce's Agent Jim Greer now that their new mission brings them to South America. 

If "Jack Ryan" season 1 was about terrorism, season 2 would involve stopping a dangerous regime that has become a threat to democracy. Also joining Kelly as the new cast members are Noomi Rapace as Agent Harry Baumann, Jordi Molla as a South American charismatic leader named Nicolas Reyes, Francisco Denis as a senior government official and Gloria Bonalde as a fearless political leader and mother. 

"Game of Thrones" actor Tom Wlaschiha is also in "Jack Ryan" season 2 as a key character. According to Deadline, he'll play a German agent named Max Schenkel who crosses paths with Krasinski's character in South America. 

How a German agent becomes crucial to the South American storyline is for viewers to find out. But Amazon has not yet announced when "Jack Ryan" season 2 will be available on the streaming platform. 

Production for the second season started even before the first season debuted on the streaming site last August 2018. Amazon renewed the show beforehand because it was confident that "Jack Ryan" will click with viewers, given the character's familiarity as an iconic movie character.

As the producers promised, every season of "Jack Ryan" will be self-contained. The stories from season 1 will not have so much impact on season 2 because it will be different cases per season. At most, watching "Jack Ryan" will be like watching a long movie play out in eight to 10 episodes. 

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan has been the central figure in adapted movies like "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), "Patriot Games" (1992), "Clear and Present Danger" (1994), "The Sum of All Fears" (2002) and "Shadow Recruit" (2014). The Amazon series, however, doesn't follow stories from Clancy's novels but show creators Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland created a new world, as inspired by Clancy's work, specifically for television.

"Jack Ryan" season 2 will also have Abbie Cornish (Cathy Mueller) and John Hoogenakker (Matice) reprising their roles. The first season can still be accessed on Amazon Prime. 

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