Amazon Studios is staying in the John Krasinski business, signing the “Jack Ryan” star to a three-year first-look TV deal for his Sunday Night production banner.
Under the agreement, Krasinksi, alongside his partner, Allyson Seeger, and their production and development executive, Alexa Ginsburg, will develop television series for the studio. Krasinksi’s “Jack Ryan,” which he also executive produces, is already renewed for at least two more seasons.
“With his incredible authenticity and versatility, John Krasinski has brought to life some of entertainment’s most recognizable roles, including our own hero ‘Jack Ryan,'” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said. “John’s talents extend behind the screen as a prolific writer, director and producer with a keen eye for creating original characters and stories with global appeal. We welcome John, Allyson, Alexa and the rest of the Sunday Night team to the family and can’t wait to see what they bring to our Amazon Prime Video customers all over the world.”
Krasinski and Salke briefly overlapped at NBC, where the former starred on “The Office” as Jim Halpert until 2013. Prior to moving to Amazon last year, Saalke had been NBC’s entertainment president since 2011.
In addition to “Jack Ryan,” which is based on the popular character from Tom Clancy’s novels, Krasinski is set to write and direct the sequel to “A Quiet Place,” which will hit theaters in March 2020.