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John Krasinski in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”

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When John Krasinski, best known for his character of Jim Halpert from “The Office,” was cast as the new Jack Ryan in an Amazon TV series in 2018, I was skeptical. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine previously had taken on the role of the iconic Tom Clancy protagonist and they were established action stars. Meanwhile, Krasinski was known for a string of bad romcoms. That changed when I watched the new series. Krasinski was perfect for the part and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” became a big hit for Amazon. Season two premieres Nov. 1.

Terry is a journalist and social media manager for The Gazette. He's a graduate of the University of Denver, loves the Denver Broncos, and is a member of the Television Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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