Carlton Cuse Steps Down as ‘Jack Ryan’ Showrunner for Season 3

No replacement has been announced

Last Updated: March 7, 2019 @ 12:53 PM

“Jack Ryan” showrunner Carlton Cuse will take a step back from the Amazon series for Season 3, TheWrap has learned.

Cuse, who has helmed the adaptation through its first two seasons, will step down from day-to-day responsibilities for the recently ordered third season to instead focus on his upcoming Netflix series “Locke & Key.”

“Jack Ryan,” a series adaptation of the popular Tom Clancy novels, was picked up for a third season by Amazon last month, well ahead of the show’s return for Season 2.

Cuse co-created the series with former “Lost” writer Graham Roland. He is expected to remain attached to the series as an executive producer, and a search is currently underway for his replacement as showrunner.

The series is described as a “reinvention” of the Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski, who also executive produces. The series sees the former “Office” star step into the role that’s been inhabited previously in films by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. Though unlike those other four, the Amazon series is not a direct adaptation of any specific Clancy novel.

In Season 2, Krasinski will be joined by Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”), who will reprise his role as John Greer in the eight-episode run, along with new cast members Michael Kelly, Noomi Rapace and John Hoogenakker.

“Jack Ryan” is produced by Paramount Television, Cuse’s Genre Arts, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and David Ellison’s Skydance Television. Along with Cuse, Roland and Krasinski, Platinum Dune’s Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller also executive produce.

Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufeld, Vince Calandra, Andrew Bernstein and Skydance’s Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will executive produce the second season with Allyson Seeger as a co-executive producer.

Deadline first reported the news.