It was one of our favourite television releases of 2022 and now, after much speculation, Chris Pratt is officially set to return as Navy SEAL James Reese for a second season of The Terminal List. And a whole new media franchise is now on its way.
As confirmed by both Prime Video and Deadline, Prime Video has now ordered a second series of the highly watched action-conspiracy-military The Terminal List which took the streaming platform by storm last year and which will now adapt the Jack Carr’s second Reese novel, True Believer for a brand new series.
But it’s not just more of Pratt as Reese that audiences will be getting, as Prime Video is also looking to expand the universe of The Terminal List and is actively developing a prequel series that will follow Taylor Kitsch’s Ben Edwards, Reese’s SEAL team-mate and accomplice. Pitched as an elevated espionage thriller, the as-yet-untitled prequel series will take viewers on Edwards’ journey from Navy SEAL into the dark, shadowy intelligence black-ops world of the CIA as he becomes an established CIA paramilitary operator, and will explore a more sinister and grittier side to modern warfare and the human cost that comes with it.
While no indication has been made as to which series will move forward first, we do know that the prequel series will place greater emphasis on the background of Edwards, along with exploring other characters in The Terminal List including the as-yet uncast Raife Hastings, a former SEAL and key ally of Reese, along with other characters including the infamous Mohammed Farooq and Reese’s SEAL squadmate Ernest “Boozer” Vickers who was played in Season One by Pratt’s longtime friend, trainer and former SEAL Jared Shaw.
Of the new announcement series star and producer Chris Pratt said, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to reprise my role as James Reece.” He also noted that Season 2 of The Terminal List “promises to be even more intense and action-packed than the first” and that the prequel “will be just as thrilling and engaging as The Terminal List.”
“The phenomenal summer debut of The Terminal List is a testament to the creativity of Jack Carr, David DiGilio and Chris Pratt along with the cast and teams who delivered such an original and compelling series” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios. “With the second season of The Terminal List and Prime Video’s new prequel series starring the amazing Taylor Kitsch, we are expanding on the storytelling and characters beloved by so many all over the world.”
The announcement was also made official on Instagram today as well, with Pratt taking to the platform to offer fans an update on the series:
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In a statement he said:
“Exciting news, everyone! I’m thrilled to announce that I have the honor of reprising my role as James Reece and executive producing TWO new @jackcarrusa Terminal List projects with @primevideo. First, the highly anticipated second season of the smash hit, “The Terminal List.” Get ready for more military authenticity and heart-pounding action. You spoke. We listened. “True Believer,” is coming soon. And that’s not all, I’m also stoked to share that we’re making a Terminal List prequel, starring the talented Taylor Kitsch as “Ben Edwards.” The show will take us even deeper into Carr’s gripping world of military suspense as Ben makes the transition from Navy SEAL to ground branch CIA officer. It doesn’t get any more real than this! Stay tuned for more updates!”
This news that we’ll be getting an expanded Terminal List is pretty damn exciting, and I can’t wait to see what comes in this next chapter of The Terminal List as James Reese’s story is expanded upon.
Seaosn One of The Terminal List is available on Prime Video.
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