“Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring will take over for Carlton Cuse on the third season of Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” series, the company confirmed.
Cuse, who has helmed the adaptation through its first two seasons, stepped away to focus on his upcoming Netflix series “Locke & Key.”
“Jack Ryan” is described as a “reinvention” of the Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski, who is also an executive producer. The series sees the former “The 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.
Season 2 of “Jack Ryan” debuts on Nov. 1. In Season 2, Krasinski will be joined by Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”), who will reprise his role as John Greer, 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.
Scheuring was the creator, writer and executive producer of “Prison Break,” which ran for 4 seasons on Fox from 205-2008. A 9-episode revival aired in 2017, Scheuring returned as a writer and executive producer.