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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV Series 2018– ) Poster

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Season 2 was confirmed before season 1 even aired.
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Unlike most previous installments in the Jack Ryan film series, the show is not based on any of Tom Clancy's novels. Krasinski described the plot as a "ripped from the headlines" story based on current geopolitics.
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According to lead actor John Krasinski, the CIA Headquarters in Langley (VA) granted the production access to parts of the complex that had never been filmed before.
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John Krasinski becomes the fifth actor to play Jack Ryan and, like all the other replacements in between, has appeared in at least one film with the original, Alec Baldwin. Krasinski and Baldwin appeared in State and Main (2000), It's Complicated (2009), and Aloha (2015).
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In the books, Cathy Mueller is an eye surgeon. In the show, she is an epidemiologist.
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As a measure of authenticity for the action sequences, executive co-producer Michael Bay connected the production team with Military Technical Advisor Kevin Kent who had earlier advised Bay for productions such as The Last Ship (2014) and his "Transformers" series of films, etc.
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During a conversation between Greer and Ryan about getting access to a mobile (cell) phone, Greer mentions trying a loved ones birthday or anniversary. An almost verbatim conversation takes place between Dan Murray, Ryan and Petey when they are trying to access a password protected account in Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger (1994).
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For the scenes at Sulamein's compound, the production filmed at a 13th century kasbah on the outskirts of Marrakesh in Morocco.
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Robert Pine played John Krasinski's father on The Office and is the real-life father of Chris Pine, the previous Jack Ryan actor.
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Ali Suliman plays a character with an incredibly similar name, Suleiman. His character's brother is named Ali Suleiman, just one letter away from his name.
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The character Jack Ryan got his degree at Boston College. The actor John Krasinski is from Newton, Massachusetts just outside of Boston and home of Boston College.
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Guest stars Cynthia Preston (1.3 Black 22) and Jonathan Potts (1.8 Inshallah) voiced Princess Zelda and Link respectively in the short-lived The Legend of Zelda (1989) cartoon show.
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A large portion of season 1 takes place in Baltimore, Maryland: the same city that was famously the backdrop for the acclaimed HBO series The Wire. (Which also starred Wendell Pierce as Detective Bunk Moreland)
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Timothy Hutton, who plays Nathan Singer, has also played another Nathan, Nathan Ford on Leverage (2008).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the last episode, Greer gets transferred to Moscow as station Chief and as Jack is offered Greer's former position. In the "read book" that Greer left to Jack, the note says "Booked you a flight to Moscow". This may be an allusion to the first and most famous Jack Ryan novel "The Hunt for Red October" which was also the first Jack Ryan movie, starring Alec Baldwin as Jack. The plot is about a Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarine that has gone rogue between Russia and the US.
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The Air Force logo depicted on the sign outside the gate for Creech Air Force Base is not the real Air Force logo but one of a similar design.
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When members of the terrorist cell are handling the radioactive material, they imported it into the US at the Port of Baltimore. In the film version of Tom Clancy's The Sum of All Fears (2002), the vending machine hiding the nuclear bomb was also imported into the Port of Baltimore.
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