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New Jack Ryan Series Teaser Trailer Unveiled

Amazon has released an all-new teaser trailer for its upcoming Jack Ryan series, as well as the first seven minutes of the premiere episode, during the show's panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday. Where audiences got a small glimpse at the show's atmosphere, narrative, and setting in another clip released last month, this new footage gives audiences the very first look at The Office alum John Krasinski as the titular Jack Ryan. 

"I run supply chain logistics for the Western Hemisphere," Krasinski says in the teaser trailer. Realizing that his job description doesn't elicit a positive response, or much response at all for that matter, Krasinski's Ryan follows up with, "Boring?"

That's when a remixed version of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" sounds out, and the clip shows Ryan's job looking anything but boring. The action switches to Yemen, where we see armed men riding in massive utility vehicles, and then to Washington, D.C., where Ryan admits the possibility of an undisclosed individual being a "high-level target." We hear words like "interrogation" and "Bin Laden" as the trailer spirals out into gunfire, explosions, and worried looks.   

You can check out the teaser trailer in the video above. 

As for the actual footage of the first episode of Jack Ryan, it, understandably, hasn't surfaced online yet. We do, however, have a description of the seven-minute clip, courtesy of Deadline

The scene opens on a group of kids in Lebanon, with the eldest of the bunch making the others giggle as they dance to a cassette recording of the Men Without Hats song "Safety Dance." This clearly establishes the timeline: We're in the 1980s. But the happy times are quickly cut short when war planes fly overhead and destroy the area with bombs. (Here, the special effects are still "crude place-holders" in the clip.)

Then, the action flips to present-day D.C., where Krasinski's Ryan is rowing on the Potomac before biking to his office job with at the CIA. Ryan has a road-rage-induced run-in with what we assume is a stranger, but, as it turns out, is actually his new boss. 

The footage doesn't explain how the Lebanon and D.C. scenes are connected, but it's assumed that the boy seen dancing at the beginning grows up with some kind of resentment toward America. 

Executive producer and showrunner Carlton Cuse did clarify that the series will not indulge in any "demonization of Islamic culture," despite the show's exploration into terrorism and fundamentalist Islam. "We tried on this show to not just have a bad guy who is a terrorist but a variety of Muslim characters across the spectrum and some very heroic characters," Cuse said. He described the production's time filming in Morocco as "really tremendous," and filled with "kind, generous warm, helpful, talented people who worked on the show and invited us into their homes."

The eight-episode series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as Jack's boss James Greer; Timothy Hutton (Leverage, American Crime) as the CIA's Deputy Director of Operations; Abbie Cornish (Limitless) as Cathy Mueller, an infectious disease doctor and Jack Ryan's love interest; and Peter Fonda (3:10 to Yuma) as Cathy's father. Krasinski is the latest actor to portray Jack Ryan, following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. 

Here's the official logline for Jack Ryan: "The series follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that throws him into the center of a treacherous stratagem with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale."

Jack Ryan is set to debut sometime next year on Amazon Prime video.