By: John M Jerva
Chris Pratt is certainly keeping busy as he waits to finally start filming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and now we have official word that the star is enlisting for Equalizer and The Magnificent Seven Director Antoine Fuqua’s new action series called The Terminal List which is based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr.
The Hollywood Reporter brought the news today and this brings Pratt back to television after a five year hiatus when he starred in NBC’s Parks and Recreation. The novel sounds pretty kick ass so it’s looking pretty promising for the series which will star Pratt as a Navy SEAL out fro revenge as he’s thrust into a major conspiracy.
Per THR: The Terminal List follows Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. As he returns home with conflicting memories of the event and questions about culpability, new evidence comes to light when Reece discovers dark forces working against him.
Fuqua will helm the pilot episode and executive producer the full series along with Pratt which is actively looking for a home at the moment. THR also says that the series is being envisioned as “multiple-season scripted drama (and not a closed-ended limited series).”
The series will be shopped around to all the major cable networks like FX as well as streaming services and with a mega star name like Pratt involved, it shouldn’t take long for someone to pick this one up.
The novel was published in 2018 and the official synopsis for it is as follows:
“A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller.
On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.
Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.”
Pratt is currently shooting the sci-fi action/thriller The Tomorrow War so he should be battle ready to take on the role of Navy SEAL Reece.
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