Actor Michael Kelly, who has been an impact player in the role of Doug Stamper on “House of Cards,” is joining “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” as a series regular in the show’s second season, Deadline reports.
Kelly’s casting follows the previously announced additions of Noomi Rapace and John Hoogenakker. Season one of the show is scheduled to roll out Aug. 31 on Amazon Prime with a 10-episode order, to be followed by season two next year.
“‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,’ which hails from the ‘Lost’ duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV, is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero, starring John Krasinski and Abbie Cornish,” Deadline notes. “It centers on Jack Ryan (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. 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.”
Kelly will play seasoned CIA field officer Mike November.