Jack Ryan season two is well underway on Amazon Prime and fans are already asking if there will be a third series. But what is the KSK? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is KSK in Jack Ryan?
KSK stands for Kommando Spezialkräfte which translates as Special Forces Command in German.
The elite military command is made up of special operations soldiers selected from Germany’s armed forces and organised by the Rapid Forces Division.
KSK has received numerous awards from NATO and the US over the years.
Operatives who work under the KSK are often requested for joint anti-terror operations.
In the second season of Jack Ryan, fans are introduced to former KSK agent Harriet Baumann (Noomi Rapace).
During episode two entitled Tertia Optio, sees Jack Ryan (John Krasinski), Jim Greer (Wendell Pierce) and Mike November (Michael Kelly) come up with a plan to find the perpetrators behind Ryan’s dear friend and trusted mentor Senator Moreno’s (Benito Martinez) death.
But it is this case which leads to Ryan and Baumann to reluctantly team up.
While Ryan believes President Nicholas Reyes (Jordi Mollà) is behind Moreno’s death, Baumann is certain it was Max Schenkel (Tom Wlaschiha) who she now wants to capture.
Ryan doesn’t buy the theory and later comes face to face with Schenkel.
A fight between the two break out and ends up with Ryan gouging Schenkel’s eyes, but he manages to somehow escape Ryan and Greer.
The team continues to investigate what could have happened to Moreno, which takes its toll on Ryan as he gets choked up thinking about his friend.
Prior to the new series being released on Amazon Prime Video, leading man and the show’s executive producer Krasinksi described how much the character has changed.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in September, he said: “This is a guy who very openly stated, ‘Here’s all the work. Go get the bad guys. I don’t want to be a part of it.’
“But now his eyes have been opened and he can’t go back.”
News of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan returning for a third series was announced earlier this year.
Jack Ryan season 2 is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.