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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 4: Release Date, Trailer, Plot, Latest News, and More

Get a first look at Ding Chavez in the Season 4 trailer

Tim Surette

Amazon Prime Video is putting an end to Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. The upcoming fourth season will be the thriller's last, capping a journey for Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) from desk-bound CIA analyst to CIA Deputy Director, as he stopped potential world-shattering disasters in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Russia. Maybe it's good the show is ending. The guy could use a break. 

But until Season 4 comes out, you probably have questions. Here's everything we know about Jack Ryan Season 4, including the release date, how many episodes are in the season, and what it's about.

John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Philippe Antonello/Prime Video

Jack Ryan Season 4 latest news

The full trailer for Season 4 was deployed by Prime Video on May 31, almost a month out from its release. The trailer also gives us a good look at Domingo "Ding" Chavez (Michael Peña), who is set to play a major role in this season and the future of the franchise. Watch the footage below in the Trailer section.

Jack Ryan Season 4 release date

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 4 will premiere on June 30. The news was announced on May 9 by Variety, which also revealed that episodes will drop two at a time on Fridays, with the series finale airing on July 14. Seem short? It is. Season 3 ran eight episodes and Season 4 will only be six episodes long. This drop is also different from Season 3, which was released all at once. 

Jack Ryan was renewed for Season 4 by Amazon Prime Video in October 2021, and in May 2022, Amazon confirmed that the fourth season will be the last. 

In an interview with The Wrap, John Krasinski confirmed that Seasons 3 and 4 were shot back to back, making the wait for Season 4 a lot shorter than the three and a half years it took for Season 3 to reach our screens. "We already finished [Season 4], we actually shot three and four back to back," Krasinski said. "So that was the whole idea, knowing that the fans would go so long in between two and three, we decided to do three and four back to back so that they wouldn't have to wait that long again." 

Jack Ryan Season 4 trailer

On May 31, Prime Video released the full trailer for Season 4, and while it doesn't appear to have the same globe-trotting expanse of previous seasons, it does feel a lot more tense as Jack takes on corruption within the ranks of the U.S. government and military.

We also got our first good look at Domingo "Ding" Chavez (Michael Peña), a popular Tom Clancy character from the books and video games and the centerpiece of an upcoming Jack Ryan spin-off.

What will Jack Ryan Season 4 be about?

Here's the official logline from Prime Video: "The fourth-and-final season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan finds the titular character on his most dangerous mission yet: facing an enemy both foreign and domestic. As the new CIA Acting Deputy Director, Jack Ryan is tasked with unearthing internal corruption, and in doing so, uncovers a series of suspicious black ops that could expose the vulnerability of the country. As Jack and the team investigate how deep the corruption runs, he discovers a far-worse reality—the convergence of a drug cartel with a terrorist organization—ultimately revealing a conspiracy much closer to home and testing our hero's belief in the system he has always fought to protect."

In December 2022, showrunner Vaun Wilmott spoke to CBR about Season 3 and teased a little about Season 4, saying, "The end of Season 3 is a launch into Season 4, insomuch as Jack is in a good place with the CIA. Without giving you any spoilers, he takes a different role in Season 4 that we haven't seen before, [one] that allows us to explore another aspect of Jack Ryan. Season 4 is another exciting ride — very international, different characters, new villains, and it allows us to play with Jack, Greer, Mike, and everybody in it, in new exciting ways." 

Where was Jack Ryan Season 4 filmed?

Season 4 began filming in Feb. 2022, with locations in and around Croatia. In May of that year, filming on the series took place on the Spanish island Gran Canaria, according to Canarian Weekly. Krasinski also mentioned filming in New York, Los Angeles, Budapest, Slovakia, and Prague, but didn't specify whether those were locations for Season 3 or Season 4.

"What an incredible challenge that was for all of us to be [filming for] what was over a year and a half," Krasinski told The Wrap. "We had a small break in the middle. But we were essentially away from our families for over a year and a half. And not just New York to L.A., we're in Budapest and Slovakia, and Prague and wherever else. Canary Islands. It's a blessing to do it, but it's tough nonetheless."

Who is in Jack Ryan Season 4?

The big news with Season 4 is that Abbie Cornish, who plays Jack's romantic interest Cathy Mueller, will be back. It makes sense; if Season 4 really is the final season, it would be nice to end the series with Jack finding a little happiness and stability with his future wife. Michael Peña will also join the cast full time as Domingo "Ding" Chavez, with Ding being eyed as a possible centerpiece for a future spin-off. We can also expect much of the regular cast to return. Peña was supposed to be in Season 3, but for reasons unknown, he did not make an appearance.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 4 main cast

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If you're in the mood for more shows like Jack Ryan to watch, we've assembled a list of options that feature brave heroes saving the world through intelligence and/or violence, political thrillers where lives are on the line, or movies where Krasinski kicks some butt. Here are more shows and movies like Jack Ryan.

Where can I watch Jack Ryan?

Jack Ryan is only on Amazon Prime Video, so you'll need an Amazon Prime Video subscription to watch. Seasons 1-3 are now streaming.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

4 Seasons AMAZON
A dramatic thriller based on novelist Tom Clancy's CIA operative as he begins his career in the spy game.
66   Metascore
2018 - 2023 TVMA Drama, Suspense, Action & Adventure