Never underestimate Dwight Schrute.
In honor of the premiere of John Krasinski’s new action series, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” Funny or Die has made an epic mashup video that combines the Amazon adaptation with NBC’s “The Office” — which, as you know, starred Krasinski as the lovable Jim Halpert and Rainn Wilson as Dwight, his biggest frenemy at paper company Dunder Mifflin.
Dwight was a man who always tried to be recruited by the CIA and in the Funny or Die universe, Schrute is a legit terrorist who “Jim Ryan” now needs to protect his co-workers from.
Things get way more intense in the office than they ever did on the sitcom — and yes, we’re counting the episode where Dwight pelted Jim with snowballs until Jim looked like he wanted to die.
On Friday, Amazon premieres the first season of its eight-episode drama based on the famed character from Clancy’s novels. The pseudo-adaptation will see Krasinski step into the role that’s been previously played in films by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine (no pressure, John!). Unlike most of those films, which were straight adaptations of specific Clancy novels, Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” is an original story by Carlton Cuse and his co-showrunner Graham Roland, imbibed with the Tom Clancy DNA.
Read our interview with Cuse about “Jack Ryan” here.
Watch the video above.
The entire eight-episode first season of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” drops on Amazon Friday.