The body of work from Tom Clancy regarding Jack Ryan runs so contrary to the material in the new Prime series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" that other than the name and very few other factors "this" Jack Ryan is NOT "that" Jack Ryan.
They are both CIA analysts and they interact with a guy named James Greer. But other than that this (new) character might as well be Joe Turner (Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor), yet they produce and publicize this new series around a link to the original Clancy character.
Why? (as in, where is the advantage or motive? what benefit is gained?) I've only seen a few episodes, and I would not call it bad (nor am I willing to call it 'great') but Jack Ryan, Joe Turner, Bob Smith are just names and these episodes cannot be (canon) prequels to the original character, so why bother trying to foist the illusion? Or am I missing a stronger connection to the Tom Clancy character here that justifies the usage of this brand a little more?
Would this be a lesser show if they just called it "Bob Smith"