Amazon Prime just shared a trailer for season 2 of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” where the fictional CIA agent, played by John Krasinski, is investigating a case in Venezuela. Here’s what Amazon says:
“In the second season of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,’ after tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos.”
— Amazon Prime Video US (@PrimeVideo) September 5, 2019
And of course, the reaction on Twitter took off.
First off, Latino Rebels contributor Roberto Lovato.
Another exmpl of th sophisticated propaganda used 2 both normalize murderous US foreign policy in Vzla & cheerlead for right wing Venezuelan extremists. This same Hollywood- US natl security effort had many blieving Leopoldo Lopez was something other than a right wing xtremist. https://t.co/eefJyIkuBW
— Roberto Lovato (@robvato) September 5, 2019
And yes, Venezuelan Twitter also weighed in. Here are just some of the top tweets:
US imperialism has always found its voice in Hollywood https://t.co/qjHhrcxY3R
— venezuelanalysis.com (@venanalysis) September 5, 2019
¡Lo conseguimos! El mundo cree que lo que ocurre en el país es tan descabellado que ya calificamos para grandes producciones de ficción 😬 https://t.co/5TfRJxp6ux
— ☻ Brigitte Aguilera ☻ (@Bri_AguileraP) September 5, 2019
Creo que hay un mensaje claro en esta nueva serie de Amazon prime #JackRyan Venezuela 🇻🇪 Nuclear ☢️? Rusos / chinos / protestas, algún día lo dije la realidad venezolana es más arrecha q la ficción https://t.co/rF1DjpQ1lc
— Daniel San (@Ludasan) September 5, 2019
Ustedes no ven esto y piensan
“Este gringo no sobreviviría”???? https://t.co/T2xO6etjHV
— Ariwonnöto (@annapspadolini) September 5, 2019
*spits coffee onto laptop* https://t.co/g9wB36Kz30
— Joanna Hausmann Jatar (@Joannahausmann) September 5, 2019
This isn’t the first time though that people have reacted to this announcement. Back in July, when Amazon first shared the plot for the show, these were some of the reactions:
In the next season we'll see Jack Ryan eating tequeños and drinking Diplomático atop the David Tower in Caracas. https://t.co/C7VaNxEPBu
— Simon Maracara-Byrne (@SimonAndrs) July 28, 2019
¿Jack Ryan en Caracas? Es rápido eso del TIAR, ¿ah? pic.twitter.com/iJIqkAGvPp
— Willy McKey (@WillyMcKey) July 27, 2019
Y entonces Jack Ryan #JackRyan comiéndose una empanada de guacuco y tomándose una malta.
— LU ALTUVE (@LuAltuve) July 27, 2019
All we can do is wait and see, and hope they don’t f this up.
But yeah, they might f it up.
José González Vargas contributed to this story.