UPDATED: Amazon has renewed “The Terminal List” starring Chris Pratt for Season 2. In addition, the streamer has ordered a prequel series that will focus on Taylor Kitsch’s character in the original show.
“The Terminal List” is based on the Jack Carr novel of the same name. Season 2 will be based on the Carr novel “True Believer.”
Pratt stars in the show as James Reece, a Navy SEAL whose entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes mission. Per the official logline, “When James returns home, he experiences conflicting memories of the event and questions his own culpability. As new evidence comes to light, he realizes there are dark forces working against him, endangering himself and the people he loves.”
Along with Pratt and Kitsch, the cast for Season 1 of the series included Constance Wu, Riley Keough, and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
“The Terminal List” debuted on Amazon on July 1. The series hit number two on the Nieslen top 10 streaming charts during its first full week of availability, ranking only behind “Stranger Things.”
David DiGilio adapted the book for television and serves as executive producer and showrunner. Pratt also executive produces in addition to starring. Carr executive produces along with Jon Schumacher, Antoine Fuqua, and Daniel Shattuck. Fuqua also directed the series’ pilot. “The Terminal List” is produced by Amazon Studios and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
The untitled prequel series will focus on Ben Edwards (Kitsch). It is described as “an elevated espionage thriller” that will follow Edwards from his time as a Navy SEAL to becoming a CIA paramilitary operator. Per Amazon, Pratt will appear in the show as Reece, while Jared Shaw will reprise the role of Ernest “Boozer” Vickers in the prequel as well. Other Carr characters like Raife Hastings and Mohammed Farooq will also be part of the series.
The prequel will be co-created by Carr and DiGilio. Both serve as executive producers along with Kitsch, Pratt via Indivisible Productions, Fuqua through Hill District Media, former Army Ranger Max Adams, and Shaw, who is himself a former SEAL.
“Thank you to all the fans for believing in this show, we wouldn’t be here without your support,” Kitsch said in a statement. “I’m excited to continue this wild ride that is Ben Edwards and bring to life Jack Carr’s amazing stories.”