‘Jack Ryan’: Carlton Cuse Steps Down As Showrunner, Remains Executive Producer On Amazon Series For Season 3

Cuse is now expected to focus his attention on his Netflix series, Locke & Key, which he also shepherded to the screen, as well as his development under the big overall deal he has at ABC Studios, including two high-profile projects at the upcoming direct-to-consumer platform Disney+ as well as Atlas, a futuristic sci-fi Western he has in the works at Amazon with Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring.
He uncovers a pattern in terrorist communications that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. Jack Ryan, which hails from Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV, is a small-screen reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero, starring Krasinski and Abbie Cornish. It centers on Jack Ryan (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time.
A search will be launched for a new showrunner. He will remain involved as an executive producer on the action drama, starring and executive produced by John Krasinski. Carlton Cuse, who had been the main creative force behind reviving Paramount's Jack Ryan franchise as a TV series, is stepping back from day-to-day showrunner duties after two seasons.
EXCLUSIVE: There will be a change at the helm of Amazon's thriller drama series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan for its recently ordered third season.
For the past five years, he has juggled multiple series, including Bates Motel, The Strain, Colony, The Returned and Jack Ryan. ” /> He has shaped the careers of scores of young writers who have gone one to become top showrunners in their own right. Cuse is one of the most respected and well liked showrunners in the business.
(Season 2 of Jack Ryan also was picked up ahead of the series' premiere.) The two wrote together the first two seasons, with Cuse as the physical showrunner, a demanding job given the nature of the globe-trotting spy drama that has required frequent international travel to various filming locations around the world. He is stepping back after recently delivering a cut for the upcoming second season, which was well received, leading to the Season 3 renewal. Former Lost co-showrunner Cuse originally teamed with former Lost writer Graham Roland on adapting Clancy's books into a TV series.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said at the time of the announcement that, following the success of the political thriller’s first season and the creative on Season 2, which is yet to premiere, she “saw no reason not to do” more episodes. The news of Cuse's scaled-back responsibilities comes on the heels of Amazon giving Jack Ryan an early Season 3 renewal last month.
Executive producing Season 2 with Cuse, Roland and Krasinski are Platinum Dune’s Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and Cuse’s Genre Arts. Additionally, Lindsey Springer, Mace Neufeld, Vince Calandra, Andrew Bernstein and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross also executive produce the second season, with Allyson Seeger as a co-executive producer.
In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America.
While streamers do not release viewership data, Jack Ryan is believed to have done very well, possibly ranking as Amazon Video's most watched original series.

New Hollywood Podcast: Jovan Adepo On Working With Hollywood’s Best And How His Roles Reflect His Identity

In addition to starring in Darren Aronofsky's mother! More recently he can be seen in the Facebook Watch series Sorry For Your Loss and will appear in Jack Ryan as well as Ava DuVernay's Central Park 5 next year. Abrams-produced Overlord directed by Julius Avery, he appeared in Damon Lindelof's The Leftovers. and the J.J. However, he caught the acting bug and it worked in his favor. He's a busy guy, but luckily, he stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about the fast and prestigious evolution of his already-diverse career and how his roles reflect his identity. Born in England and raised stateside, Adepo is from Nigerian descent and went to school for political science but came to Los Angeles to be a writer.
Listen to the episode below.” />
If you're going to be an actor, you might as well start off big — at least that's the case for Jovan Adepo. And let's not forget that Fences was based on one of the most celebrated plays of our time by the acclaimed August Wilson. His first major role in a feature film was in Fences and it had him going toe to toe (literally) with Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and sharing poignant scenes with another Academy Award winner by the name of Viola Davis. Based on his performance, Adepo effortlessly delivered a stellar debut performance like it was old hat — and that sparked the start of a career that led to even more prestige projects that range from to a crazed bible-based allegorical drama to a World War II zombie gorefest.

Skydance Hires Ex-Global Road Exec Jun Oh To Run Biz & Legal Affairs

He also held posts at Warner Independent Pictures and Disney.” />
“Jun is an extraordinary executive and accomplished dealmaker and we’re thrilled to welcome him into the leadership team at Skydance,” Skydance Media president and COO Jesse Sisgold said in a release announcing the hire. “His wealth of experience will be invaluable as we pursue our ambitious film and interactive slates – we cannot imagine a better person to partner with in order to build on our continued success.”
Jun Oh, most recently president of business and legal affairs at Global Road Entertainment, has been hired by Skydance Media as Head of Theatrical and Interactive Business and Legal Affairs. In his new post he will oversee all business and legal affairs related to feature film development and production, as well as interactive and emerging gaming platforms.
The move comes as Skydance builds on a slate that already includes upcoming movies Top Gun: Maverick, 6 Underground, Gemini Man, a new Terminator and its first animated pic Luck; TV series Grace and Frankie, Altered Carbon, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Condor and Foundation; and VR video games like 2019-due The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners.
Global Road filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September. Before that post, Oh worked at Warner Bros rising to SVP Business Affairs, where he negotiated development, production, co-financing, distribution and other deals for pics including Dunkirk, Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians and Aquaman.

Chris Evans To Star In ‘Defending Jacob’ Apple Limited Series From Mark Bomback & Morten Tyldum

Bomback is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, and David Colden.” /> Evans is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and attorney Jason Sloane. Tyldum is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer.
Created and written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes trilogy) based on William Landay's bestselling novel, the limited series comes  from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Oscar-nominated Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Counterpart, Jack Ryan) is attached to direct the series and executive produce.
At Apple, Anonymous and Paramount TV also have a series order for the untitled Hilde Lysiak detective project.
Bomback,,who also will serve as showrunner, Evans and Tyldum executive produce with Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman for Anonymous Content.
Defending Jacob is described as a a gripping, character-driven thriller based on Landay's 2012 novel published by Random House. The book tells the story of a father dealing with the accusation that his son is a 14-year-old murderer.
In TV, Tyldum serves as executive producer on Amazon's Jack Ryan and recently directed an episode of Counterpart. Tyldum received an Oscar nomination for the Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game. He also helmed the Jo Nesbo adaptation Headhunters and most recently the Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt sci-fi saga Passengers.
Apple has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to drama Defending Jacob, headlined and executive produced byCaptain America and The Avengers star Chris Evans.
Bomback's screenwriting credits include the Planet of the Apes trilogy, The Wolverine and Live Free or Die.
He recently starred on Broadway to critical praise in Lobby Hero and is about to begin production on The Devil All the Time. Evans will next be seen in his final turn as Captain America in the fourth Avengers film.

Skydance Media Taps Warner Bros. Vet Jack Horner As SVP Corporate Communications & Publicity

Horner is a graduate of Yale College and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He joined the company as a director and speechwriter, ultimately expanding his responsibilities to include crisis management, acting as a senior spokesman, and being part of the team that handled the significant hacking scandal at the company's UK subsidiary. He began his career as a Teach for America corps member in Los Angeles. Horner also worked at News Corporation prior to its split, based in New York, as VP, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Communications.
Skydance Television's current slate includes two Emmy-nominated series, Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Condor, and Foundation.” /> Upcoming features include Top Gun: Maverick, 6 Underground, Gemini Man and the Untitled Terminator project. David Ellison's Skydance Media recently saw its Paramount co-production Mission: Impossible – Fallout become Tom Cruise's highest grossing movie ever worldwide and the best in the spy franchise with $761M global and $216.2M.
“Jack will play a pivotal role shaping and communicating our overall growth story and brand messaging as we continue to expand our film, TV, animation and interactive businesses.” “Jack’s vast experience in corporate communications and trade publicity along with his strong media relationships make him the ideal executive to lead Skydance Media’s public relations efforts and we’re excited to welcome him to our team,” said Anne Globe, Skydance Chief Marketing Officer.
In this role, Horner will be responsible for devising and implementing the communications strategies and overseeing domestic and international public relations efforts on behalf of Skydance Media and its properties. EXCLUSIVE: Skydance announced today that Jack Horner has been named SVP, Corporate Communications and Publicity.
Prior to that role, he served as chief spokesman and media strategist for Warner Bros. Horner handled corporate issues related to more than 100 Warner Bros. Throughout his tenure on the Burbank, CA lot, Horner has worked closely with such WB executives as Greg Silverman, former President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, former President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution Sue Kroll (both of whom are now producing), current President of Worldwide Marketing Blair Rich, and current Chairman of Warner Bros. releases including tentpoles such as Batman V. Superman,  It, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to award winners such as Mad Max Fury Road to more challenging titles such as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Pan. Motion Picture Group Toby Emmerich. Entertainment, where he most recently handled media relations and strategy for the studio as VP, Worldwide Corporate Communications. Pictures for close to six years. Most recently Horner was promoted to work closely with Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros’ EVP Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, and Paul McGuire, SVP WW Corporate Communications on broader corporate strategy issues. Horner joins Skydance from Warner Bros.