'Jack Ryan' Season 2 To Feature New Storyline That No One Expects To See
Jack Ryan Season 2 is coming, but it looks like it will be skipping a very important storyline. When Amazon Prime Video drops the new season's trailer, it teases a new plotline that fans don't expect to see.
According to ScreenRant, the new season adopts Tom Clancy's other novels, Clear and Present Danger instead of his most important story, The Hunt for Red October. This move seems to oppose the network's vow to show only the "famous and notable properties" as the content of its originals. Jack Ryan was the first to follow that initiative, followed by Hanna and The Boys.
In the newly-unveiled Jack Ryan Season 2 at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, it revealed it would be skipping its Middle East storyline. Instead, Jack Ryan (John Krasinki) would be heading to his new mission in South America.
Although it cannot be denied that Ryan's new mission will be an interesting one, it seems to avoid one of the character's "biggest and most important" storylines. Also, the previous season finale already set up a Russia-based story arc when James Greer (Wendell Pierce) invited Ryan in Moscow.
The original story was set at the end of the Cold War, which took place in or around Russia. So, it would be more probable if Jack Ryan Season 2 would feature a new mission in Russia after it got modernized with a Middle Eastern plotline.
Clancy's first novel and the first installment of the Ryanverse series was the 1984's The Hunt for Red October. Here, the crew of the Soviet nuclear submarine went rogue, although Ryan believed there were trying to defect the United States.
Although it is only a part of the Ryanverse, this novel became an essential piece of modern U.S. literature. It is even regarded as one of the most important stories about the U.S. military, and the one that started the franchise for Clancy.
In the series, Ryan rose to fame by helping to take down Mousa Bin Suleiman. However, in the novels, he made a name for himself by being the one responsible for having that nuclear submarine defect from the Soviet Union.
This move let him be an operative by dealing with an old foe. It also allowed him to improve in different ways. Engadget noted skipping this storyline in Jack Ryan Season 2 seemed to be "premature." But, fans are still willing to see how things will be playing out when it hits the small screens later this year on Amazon Prime Video.