It’s been a long while since Amazon debuted the first season of The Terminal List starring Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch. Seven months to be exact but it looks like the streaming entity has finally pulled the trigger (pun intended) and has finally ordered a second season of the series. To go along with the announcement, a prequel series has also been issued which will focus on Kitsch’s character of Ben Edwards.
Deadline brought the exclusive yesterday and The Terminal List is based on the best selling series of books written by James Carr and centered on “ James Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life, but the lives of those he loves.”
Carr had stated that a potential season 2 would be based on the second book of the series titled True Believer. If more seasons are in the cards, Amazon has plenty of ammo to choose from along with Carr as there are also the titles Savage Son, The Devil’s Hand, In the Blood, and Only the Dead.
According to Deadline, it was Pratt that suggested that Kitsch get his own prequel. That project will focus on “Ben’s journey from Navy SEAL to CIA paramilitary operator, exploring true darker side of warfare and the human cost that comes with it.” Pratt will also make an appearance in that series along with Raife Hastings, “a former SEAL pal of Reece’s whose potential arrival was set up in season 1 of the mothership series.”
The first season of the show also starred Constance Wu, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, Jai Courtney, JD Pardo, Patrick Schwarzenegger, LaMonica Garrett, Stephen Bishop, Sean Gunn, Tyner Rushing, Jared Shaw, Christina Vidal, Nick Chinlund, Matthew Rauch, Warren Kole, and Alexis Louder. There is no word of other added cast members for the new season at this time.
Max Adams, a writer and former Army Ranger along with Pratt’s training coach Jared Shaw, a former Navy SEAL, still return to produce again along with Pratt who is an executive producer. Carr, Antoine Fuqua, and David DiGilio also serve as execs on the series.
I am yet to finish the series but I do like what I’ve seen this far and this is right in my wheelhouse. I’ve heard criticism about the show but from what I e seen it’s unfounded and look forward to finishing it along with the second season when it hits. It has all the Navy SEAL action, suspense, drama and covert ops goodness that I’ve could want from a theatrical movie and this is better as it’s a series.
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