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Chris Pratt to star as revenge-seeking Navy SEAL in Amazon series ‘The Terminal List’

Chris Pratt (Photo: Gage Skidmore)
May 14, 2020

Actor Chris Pratt is set to star in a series about a revenge-seeking Navy SEAL who’s on a mission to find out what really happened to his platoon after it was ambushed. The plot only gets darker when he discovers darker forces may be at play.

“The Terminal List” is based on the novel of the same name written by Jack Carr. Pratt is set to star as James Reece, whose entire Navy SEAL platoon is killed in an ambush during a high-stakes covert mission, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reece comes home to his family and has conflicting memories about the events, leading him to question his culpability. When Reece discovers new evidence that shows there may be darker forces working against him, his life — and his families — are put at risk.

The show’s producers intend to have at least half of the writers be veterans or have veterans in their families.

Pratt will be the executive producer and is working alongside executive producer/director Antoine Fuqua, who directed a movie Pratt starred in called The Magnificent Seven. Fuqua will direct the show, while David DiGilio (ABC’s “Traveler,” CBS All Access’ “Strange Angel”)  is set to pen the script.

Studio MRC Television, to which Pratt and Fuqua brought the story, began shopping the story to multiple networks in February. Multiple outlets bid on the series with Amazon eventually winning. The Terminal List is reportedly aiming to be a multi-season show, not a limit-series like the popular HBO series, Band of Brothers, or more recently, Chernobyl.

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This will be Pratt’s second performance as a Navy Seal. He previously acted in the 2012 film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” as a member of SEAL Team 6 in the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

“This will be unlike anything I’ve ever done,” Pratt wrote on Twitter.

Pratt also said it was “misleading” to describe the show as a “conspiracy thriller.”

“Such a misleading picture to announce what is guaranteed to be the most intense and violent character I’ve ever played. Careful TVguide or you’ll end up on James Reece’s List,” he joked.

“There you go!!! The book is sold out everywhere. The world is just now waking up to the @JackCarrUSA era. Can’t wait to get started. I’m so excited for the world to meet James Reece,”