The Fate Of Chris Pratt’s New Action Thriller Series Has Been Decided

Chris Pratt's hit Amazon Original The Terminal List has been renewed for a second season with a spin-off on the way.

By Sean Thiessen | Published

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Chris Pratt in The Terminal List

The Chris Pratt watchlist just added a new name. After dropping hints about a renewal, Chris Pratt will return for a second season of The Terminal List. Deadline has reported that, in addition to the second season, a prequel series led by True Detective actor Taylor Kitsch is also in development.

Based on the 2018 novel by Jack Carr, Chris Pratt leads The Terminal List, a military action drama that follows Lieutenant Commander James Reece after a botched operation that led to the death of 12 Navy SEALs. As he fails to adjust to civilian life, Reece concludes that the mission was a setup and goes rogue on a hunt for the people responsible. As Reece embarks on his quest for revenge, a manhunt threatens not only his life, but his family’s lives as well.

Chris Pratt stars in The Terminal List alongside Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu, Riley Keough, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Pratt was given a copy of The Terminal List book by Jared Shaw, a Navy SEAL that Pratt had befriended during his time filming Zero Dark Thirty. Shaw was a friend of Jack Carr’s, the novel’s author, who had imagined Chris Pratt in the role of Reece while writing the book.

The first season of The Terminal List was a hit for Amazon. The show claimed the number three spot on the Nielsen chart with over a billion minutes viewed, and the series wasted no time cracking Amazon’s top 10 list. The Chris Pratt series was largely panned by critics, but audience reviews for The Terminal List were top-tier.

In interviews, Chris Pratt seemed confident that The Terminal List would return long before the official announcement came. It seems his optimism was well placed. Season two of The Terminal List does not yet have a release date.

Chris Pratt will also executive produce a prequel to The Terminal List that will dive into the origins of Taylor Kitsch’s character, Ben Edwards. The series is said to be an espionage thriller that will track Kitsch’s character from his days as a Navy SEAL to his position in the CIA. The show looks to explore the horror and humanity of warfare.

Chris Pratt in The Terminal List

For Chris Pratt, The Terminal List only adds to an already busy slate. He will next be seen (or rather heard) in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, followed by the cap to his Marvel trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Pratt is hard at work on the Russo Brothers’ The Electric State, which he stars in alongside Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown.

Pratt is also speculated to join Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn at DC. Gunn, who took over DC Studios with co-CEO Peter Safran, unveiled the next step for their reimagined DCU; part of that plan includes a project centered on Booster Gold, a loser from the future who travels to the past to seek fame as a “superhero”. Chris Pratt is rumored to be in the running for the role, assuming he can work it in around filming The Terminal List.

For fans of Chris Pratt and military action dramas, the renewal of The Terminal List should come as exciting, if unsurprising, news. No plot details for the second season have been released, but fans can expect more tense, gritty action and psychological drama from Pratt and co. in the follow up.