Jack Ryan: Season 4 (2023)
Written by: Vaun Wilmott and Aaron Rabin and Steven Kane (ep. 25); Aaron Rabin (ep. 26, 30); Jada M. Nation (ep. 27); Robert Port and Aaron Rabin (ep. 28); Joe Greskoviak and Aaron Rabin (ep. 29)
Directed by: Lukas Ettlin (ep. 25, 29-30 ); Jann Turner (ep. 26, 28); Shana Stein (ep. 27);
Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Michael Kelly, Betty Gabriel, Michael Peña, John Hoogenakker and Adam Bernett.
Jack Ryan steps down as the CIA’s Acting Deputy Director in order to go into the field. Evidence points to collusion between a high ranking US government official(s) with one or more people in the CIA and a drug cartel/terrorist organization.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Jack Ryan has been nominated for 3 Prime Time Emmy Awards:
- 2019 Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role – Nominee
- 2019 Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) – Nominee
- 2020 Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role – Nominee
It has been fun to see Jack Ryan develop from an brilliant analyst to a James Bond-type field agent.
Season four didn’t resonate as well with me as previous outings. I liked it and thought it was well done. The problem is we know Jack is going to survive. The real danger is to the supporting characters. John Krasinski is excellent as Jack Ryan. The supporting cast is wonderful as well. Kudos to Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Michael Kelly, Betty Gabriel and Michael Peña, (Soon congratulations may be in order for Peña since a spin-off featuring his character is in development.)
Jack Ryan: Season 4 (2023) earns 3 of 5 stars.