'Jack Ryan' will be a highlight of my career: Wendell Pierce
London: Actor Wendell Pierce, who has worked in some hugely successful TV shows like 'Suits' and 'The Wire', believes that 'Tom Clancys Jack Ryan' would be the highlight of his career. The eight-episode series is a truly global show and would be high up among shows and movies that I have done so far," said the actor.
"It's going to be one of the highlights of my career. The quality of the work, the resources that have gone into it, the actors and the writers that are on this. I think it's a breakthrough," Pierce said. The 'Suits' actor, who plays CIA Agent Jack Ryan's boss in the forthcoming show, said it is not just about explosions and action but it is an intellectual thriller which boasts of really flushed out characters.
"There is a balance in the show between action and intellectual drama. So it's a puzzle that you have to think and put together and then it lends itself to action. Even within the action, you see choices being made. So those action sequences were fun to do and challenging at the same time," he said. As part of the research for the show, lead actors spent a lot of time with real CIA agents to learn about how intelligence agency functions and how it affects their personal lives.
Before 'Jack Ryan', Pierce has been known for his role in 'Suits'.