Chris Pratt returns to TV with Amazon thriller The Terminal List
Staff Reporter | On 09, May 2020
Chris Pratt is returning to TV for new Amazon thriller The Terminal List.
Pratt, who has starred in multiple Marvel movies and the newly revived Jurassic Park franchise, became a household name on the small screen, with his role as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation. Now, as the cast of the NBC sitcom have reunited for a charity special during the coronavirus pandemic, Pratt is also eyeing a return to TV for the first time in several years.
The conspiracy thriller is based on the bestselling novel by Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL and Special Ops team leader. Deadline reports that Pratt bagged the rights to the book, taking it to director Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the remake of The Magnificent Seven that starred Pratt.
They took it to MRC, whose joint TV venture with UTA, Civic Center Media, will now produce the programme with Amazon Studios. Fuqua, who is no stranger to streaming after the recent debut of his Quibi series Free Ray Shawn, will exec-produce alongside David DiGilio (Strange Angel) and Pratt.
The Terminal List follows James Reece (Pratt), a Navy SEAL whose platoon is ambushed during a high-stakes secret mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his responsibility for what happened, but as new evidence comes to light, a conspiracy emerges that puts him and his family in danger.
Amazon saw off interest from multiple other players to snag the project.