See Chris Pratt Looking Scarier Than Ever Before In The Terminal List Teaser

By Nathan Kamal | 2 months ago

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The first teaser trailer for the new Chris Pratt Amazon series The Terminal List has dropped, and wow, he has made yet another transformation. The series centers on Pratty as James Reece, a Navy SEAL whose platoon of well-qualified character actors is ambushed while on a secret mission. Returning stateside, the newly grimdark Pratt begins to suspect that the ambush was no accident (well, probably the ambushers intended it too), and that “dark forces” may be plotting against him. It sounds like some deep state, evil conspiracy within the government stuff, but frankly, the action looks pretty thrilling. Check it out: 

In the brief 18-second teaser, we see Chris Pratt in full dress uniform at a funeral, slamming his fist down on a shot of Bronze Stars (presumably for his fallen fellow SEALs), a shot of a military rifle salute, and a lot of guns firing. This is definitely Pratt in full action here mode, without a hint of the levity that has made his career. There are car crashes aplenty, all culminating in a shot that sure looks like Pratt is about to torture someone with a hatchet, while they are hanging upside down in a dark, dank room.  Andy Dwyer, this is not. 

Chris Pratt

The Terminal List is Chris Pratt’s first show back on television (albeit streaming) since his breakout role on the NBC sitcom Parks & Recreation. It is also his second major project working with Amazon Prime Video, after the time travel/invasion action movie The Tomorrow War for the streaming platform in 2021. The Terminal List is based on a novel of the same name by Jack Carr, author and former actual Navy SEAL, who seems to be picking up where the Estate of Tom Clancy left off with the military-aggrandizing covert ops novels. Pratt will co-produce on the eight-part limited series, along with Jon Schumacher and filmmaker Antoine Fuqua. The show has a genuinely impressive supporting cast, including Friday Night Lights and former John Carter Taylor Kitsch, Crazy Rich Asians’ Constance Wu, 1990s film icon Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Pratt’s brother- in-law Patrick Schwarzenegger. 

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt seems to be continuing his ceaseless quest to transform his public image from a beloved goofball who can also do action (see: Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie) into a generic action hero who doesn’t do much else (see: Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, future untitled Jurassic World installments). It is a bit of an odd move from the actor, considering Hollywood is flush with people trying and failing to pull off the jokiness and charm that he seemingly effortlessly pulls off. But it seems that rather than being the Jackie Chan-style human, humorful action star, Pratt would prefer to be the angry Rambo type. 

The Terminal List will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 1st, while Jurassic World: Dominion hits theaters June 10. Just after that, Chris Pratt will reprise his role as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord in the MCU’s Thor: Love and Thunder, so everybody get ready for the summer of Pratt. Hopefully it just all won’t be chain torture scenes.